History as Seen by Robert Capa - the 1900s in 80 Memorable Photos

History as Seen by Robert Capa - the 1900s in 80 Memorable Photos
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With his inseparable Leica, Robert Capa told the history of the 1900s. 110 years from the birth of the great reporter, the Mudec pays homage to him by presenting an exceptional body of photos - over 80 prints, some never displayed in Italy, accompanied by a rare interview from 1947 on an American radio station and vintage documents held in the archives of the Maganum Photo Agency. On display, the key reportage on war and travel, created over twenty years which coincided with crucial events in the history of the XX Century, but also masterful portraits in black and white, witness to a well-rounded photographic talent. Known for having captured the horrors and miseries of many armed conflicts during the 1900s, Capa also photographed the lives of regular people, made up of tiny joys and desires, presents and futures, similar and diverse dreams in every part of the world. Common to all the photos of the Hungarian photographer is a taste for action, dynamic and a propulsive force which extends even to the portraits on display - from Trockij, ardent orator, to Picasso, who didn’t abandon his Parisian studio, even during the German occupation, up to his friend Steinbeck, his travel mate beyond the Iron Curtain in 1947.

Francesca Grego - © 2022 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano