Robert Capa

Hungarian Photographer
Born Oct 22, 1913

Robert Capa was a Hungarian combat photographer and photojournalist who covered five different wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris.… Read More

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1913 Birth Born on October 22, 1913.


1932 18 Years Old Capa's first published photograph was that of Leon Trotsky making a speech in Copenhagen on "The Meaning of the Russian Revolution" in 1932.


1936 22 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1936 to 1939, he was in Spain, photographing the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, along with Gerda Taro, his companion and professional photography partner, and David Seymour. … Read More
1939 25 Years Old 1 More Event
While fleeing Europe in 1939, Capa had lost the collection, which over time came to be dubbed the "Mexican suitcase". … Read More
In February 1943 Capa met Elaine Justin, the beautiful young wife of actor John Justin. … Read More


1945 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1945, Elaine broke up with Capa and married her friend, Chuck Romine.
1946 32 Years Old The relationship ended in the summer of 1946 when Capa traveled to Turkey. … Read More
…  In 1947, Capa co-founded Magnum Photos with, among others, the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. … Read More
1951 37 Years Old In 1951, he became the president. … Read More


1954 41 Years Old On May 25, 1954 at 2:55 p.m., the regiment was passing through a dangerous area under fire when Capa decided to leave his Jeep and go up the road to photograph the advance. … Read More
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