Robert Capa

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Robert Capaa (photo by Ruth Orkin, 1952).
Born October 22, 1913(1913-10-22)
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died May 25, 1954(1954-05-25) (aged 40)
Thai Binh, State of Vietnam
roll film of The Spanish Civil War, Battle of Teruel, Spain, December 1937

Robert Capa (born Endre Ernő Friedmann) was a Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, co-founder of Magnum Photos agency. He documented the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War.



  • Death in the Making, 1938
  • The Battle of Waterloo Road, 1941
  • Invasion!, 1944
  • Slightly Out of Focus, Henry Holt and Co., New York, 1947
  • A Russian Journal, by John Steinbeck and Robert Capa, Viking, New York, 1948
  • Report on Israel, by Irwin Shaw and Robert Capa, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1950
  • Robert Capa: Photographs, Aperture Foundation Inc., 1996
  • Heart of Spain, 1999
  • Robert Capa: The Definitive Collection, Phaidon Press Ltd, UK, 2001
  • Blood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa, 2002
  • Robert Capa Connu et Inconnu, BNF éditions, Paris, 2004