Museum To Exhibit Capa’s Color Photos

One of the 20th century’s most famous photojournalists, Robert Capa is renowned for his stark images of human conflict. But a New York exhibition of unseen color shots — including one of Picasso playing with his son Claude in 1948 (pictured) — could change all that. Following Capa’s death, his huge body of color work – including travel, high fashion and Hollywood commissions – has been largely overlooked by photo-historians and biographers. That is about to change. Next month, the International Centre for Photography (ICP) is staging an exhibition aimed at correcting this distortion of Capa’s creative legacy. “Capa in Color” will feature 125 images, many on view for the first time, or unseen for nearly 70 years. Meanwhile, a movie about Capa, starring Tom Hiddleston, is in pre-production.

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