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 He was born Endre Friedmann to the Jewish family of Júlia (née Berkovits) and Dezső Friedmann in Budapest, Austria-Hungary October 22, 1913. … Read More


1932 19 Years Old Capa's first published photograph was of Leon Trotsky making a speech in Copenhagen on "The Meaning of the Russian Revolution" in 1932.


1936 23 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1936 to 1939, Capa worked in Spain, photographing the Spanish Civil War, along with Gerda Taro, his companion and professional photography partner, and David Seymour. … Read More


During July and August 1943 Capa was in Sicily with American troops, near Sperlinga, Nicosia and Troina. … Read More
1945 32 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 18, 1945, Capa captured images of a fight to secure a bridge in Leipzig, Germany. … Read More
1946 33 Years Old The relationship ended in the summer of 1946 when Capa traveled to Turkey. … Read More
1947 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1947 Capa traveled to the Soviet Union with his friend, the American writer John Steinbeck. … Read More
1952 39 Years Old In 1952, he became the president. … Read More


1954 41 Years Old Although a few years earlier he had said he was finished with war, Capa accepted and accompanied a French regiment with two Time-Life journalists, John Mecklin and Jim Lucas. On May 25, 1954 at 2:55 pm, 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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