Robert Capa was the pseudonym of Endre Ernő Friedmann (Budapest, 22th october 1913 – Thai Binh, 25 May 1954). He was one of the most importan photojournalist of the world.
With his own reportages he showed the world pictures from five wars around the planet: the Spain civil war (1936-1939), where he also met Hernest Hamingway, the second war China/Japan (1938), the Second World War (1941-1945), the Arabian-Israelian war (1948) and the first war in Indo-China (1954).Capa had the idea to found, with Henri Cartier-Bresson, David “Chim” Seymour, George Rodger, William Vandivert (all photographers), Rita Vandivert and Maria Eisner the first Cooperative Photographic Agency in the world: Magnum Photo.
He was publishing several Cover page on “Life Magazine” working in close contact with John Morris.
Robert Capa wrote a very emotional book (his first desire was to became a professional writer) called “Slightly Out of Focus“, an amzing story from a crazy storyteller. In my opinion this is a small piece of the Photography History, recounted by a person who spent his whole life been part of it.