Escrevivendo e Photoandando por ali e por aqui

“O que a fotografia reproduz no infinito aconteceu apenas uma vez: ela repete mecanicamente o que não poderá nunca mais se repetir existencialmente”.

Roland Barthes

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«Ao lermos uma novela ou uma história imaginamos as cenas, a paisagem, os personagens, dando a estes uma voz, uma imagem física. Por isso às vezes a transposição para o cinema revela-se-nos uma desilusão. Quando leio o que a Maria do Mar me escreve(u) surge perante mim a sua imagem neste ou naquele momento da nossa vida, uma pessoa simples, encantadora, gentil e delicada.»

Victor Nogueira

domingo, 27 de abril de 2008

Masters of Photography - Robert Capa

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Guerra Civil Espanhola
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pekeña muestra de los trabajos de robert capa
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Photography © Magnum Photos
http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/C...
Capa's portrait by Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography, NY
Capa's Portrait © by Cornell Capa
Gerda Taro and Robert Capa in a Paris Cafe © Fred Stein
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Capa
Robert Capa (Budapest, October 22, 1913 -- May 25, 1954) was an acclaimed 20th century combat photographer 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.
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Born in Hungary as Endre Ernő Friedmann, Capa left the country in 1932 after being arrested because of his political involvement with protestors against the government. He originally wanted to be a writer however he found work in photography in Berlin and grew to love the art. In 1933, he moved from Germany to France because of the rise of Nazism (he was Jewish).
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In 1934 Capa met Gerda Taro, a German Jewish refugee. The couple lived in Paris where he taught Gerda photography. Together they contrived the name and image of "Robert Capa" as a famous American photographer, they felt that it would be recognizable and American-sounding since it was similar to that of film director Frank Capra. Gerda became successful in her own right, but she was killed during a Battle in Spain and Capa was deeply shocked and never married.
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From 1936 to 1939, he was in Spain, photographing the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. In 1936 he became known across the globe for a photo he took on the Cordoba Front of a Loyalist Militiaman who had just been shot and was in the act of falling to his death. Because of his proximity to the victim and the timing of the capture, there was a long controversy about the authenticity of this photograph.
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At the start of World War II, Capa was in New York City. He had moved there from Paris to look for new work and to escape Nazi persecution. The war took Capa to various parts of Europe on photography assignments.
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His most famous work occurred on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) when he swam ashore with the second assault wave on Omaha Beach. Capa took 106 pictures in the first couple of hours of the invasion. However, a staff member at Life made a mistake in the darkroom; he set the dryer too high and melted the emulsion in the negatives. Only eleven frames in total were recovered.
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In 1947, Capa founded Magnum Photos with Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour, George Rodger and William Vandivert. In 1951, he became the president.
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In the early 1950s, Capa traveled to Japan for an exhibition associated with Magnum Photos. While there, Life magazine asked him to go on assignment to Southeast Asia, where the French had been fighting for eight years in the First Indochina War. Despite the fact he had sworn not to photograph another war a few years earlier, Capa accepted and accompanied a French regiment with two other Time-Life journalists, John Mecklin and Jim Lucas. 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 some of the advance. About five minutes later, Capa had stepped on a landmine, he had died with his camera in his hand. After his death the Vietnamese Lieutenant said "Le photographe est mort." ("The photographer is dead")
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In order to preserve the photographic heritage of Capa and other photographers, his younger brother, Cornell, founded the International Fund for Concerned Photography in 1966. To give this collection a permanent home he founded the International Center of Photography in New York City in 1974.
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The Overseas Press Club created an award in his honor, the Robert Capa Gold Medal. It is given annually to the photographer who provides the "best published photographic reporting from abroad, requiring exceptional courage and enterprise".
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2NWsY...
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http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/01/war....
Thousands of photographic negatives documenting the Spanish Civil War by famed photographer Robert Capa, presumed lost for decades, have found a permanent home at a photography center founded by Capa's brother.
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The 4,000 nitrate negatives in Capa's "Mexican suitcase" -- actually three cardboard boxes, hand-fitted for film and meticulously labeled by hand -- began their long journey in Paris in 1939, eventually ending up in Mexico City, where they resurfaced in the late 1990s.
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Music -- Hymn to the Fallen (from the movie Saving Private Ryan) by John Williams
http://www.johnwilliamscomposer.com/
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