Magnum and ICP respond to Robert Capa images (Get Closer):
Robert Capa [Death of a Loyalist militiaman, Córdoba front, Spain], Early September 1936
"Having spent fifty years of covering wars and revolutions, famines and God knows what, that picture has been like a kind of cloud over my mind. I am sure that many photographers have thought that one day, in a critical moment in a battle, they would have an opportunity to record such an event. I personally came close to making an image of this kind though the man in my image, even if he looks as if he was falling, is actually throwing a hand grenade. When I took my photograph to the London Sunday Times, having come back from Vietnam, the people in the office were being so enthusiastic. But when they wanted to know if the man had been killed, I was pleased to say: “No he hasn’t been killed, he was wounded in the hand.” The Bob Capa picture will go on and on throughout history as the ultimate war photograph. It was extraordinary that he was there during the civil war in Spain when so young. He became a very distinguished photographer by the virtue of his ability of having seen so much war his eyes learnt to see."