Cornell Capa

Born Apr 10, 1918

Cornell Capa was a Hungarian American photographer, member of Magnum Photos, and photo curator, and the younger brother of photo-journalist and war photographer Robert Capa. Graduating from Imre Madách Gymnasium in Budapest, he initially intended to study medicine, but instead joined his brother in Paris to pursue photography.… Read More

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1918 Birth Born on April 10, 1918.


1937 19 Years Old In 1937, Cornell Capa moved to New York City to work in the Life magazine darkroom.


1946 28 Years Old After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Capa became a Life staff photographer in 1946. … Read More


1954 36 Years Old In May 1954, Robert Capa was killed by a landmine covering the ending years of the First Indochina War. … Read More


1960 42 Years Old …  Capa has published several collections of his photographs including JFK for President, a series of photographs of the 1960 presidential campaign that he took for Life magazine. … Read More
1967 49 Years Old Beginning in 1967, Cornell Capa mounted a series of exhibits and books entitled The Concerned Photographer.


1974 56 Years Old The exhibits led to his establishment in 1974 of the International Center of Photography in New York City.


2008 90 Years Old Capa died in New York City on May 23, 2008, of natural causes at the age of 90, two days short of the 54th anniversary of his brother's death. … Read More
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