If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.
How close to death Capa got isn’t quite certain with his most famous photograph. His wife Gerda Taro died in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) in which this photo was taken. He himself died in during the First Indochina War in 1954. He got to close to a landmine.
Stil this photo of a dying Spanish republican soldier can be a helpfull photo for discussion. It has been object of severe study to determine if it is a real photograph or a fake.
In 1936 the photo had in immense impact on young idealistic men and women who wanted to fight like this, then believed to be marxist, republican against fascism.
Is a picture more important than the truth? I think an interesting question in combination with this story.
What do you think?