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Cornell Capa

Capa, Cornell; Fetterman, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0971276501 / ISBN 13: 9780971276505
Published by Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, 2002
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Black cloth, lettering stamped in silver on upper board and spine, b/w photo-reproduction mounted to upper board; 4to; features 26 b/w photos by Capa, as well as an afterword by him. Signed by Capa on the half-title page. Boards very lightly rubbed, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # JC8327

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Title: Cornell Capa

Publisher: Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Cornell Capa the photographer has long been overshadowed by Cornell Capa the founder and director of the International Center of Photography, New York, and by Cornell Capa the brother of Robert Capa. This beautiful cloth-bound book, filled with 27 of his most intelligent, compassionate, formally striking images, promises to bring the photographer his due. He once told "Camera" magazine, "Single photographs are not what I do best. My most effective work is groups of photographs which hang together and tell stories." Nevertheless, the pictures included here sum up and transcend those stories. Imbued with the very essence of the specific situations or person that they portray, yet simultaneously resonant with universal human experience, they mark Cornell Capa as what he called a "concerned photographer," one who is passionately dedicated to doing work that will contribute to the understanding and well being of humanity.
Foreword by Peter Fetterman. Introduction by Richard Whelan.

8.5 x 10 in.
27 duotone illustrations

From Publishers Weekly:

Overshadowed by the renowned war photography of his brother, Robert Capa (who was killed in Vietnam), and by his own pioneering work as director of the International Center for Photography, where he helped foster respect for photography as an art form, Cornell Capa's professional camera work has gone largely unrecognized. This volume collects 150 of his best photographs, taken on assignment for Life and other magazines between 1946 and 1974, when he founded ICP. In his introduction, Whelan ( Drawing the Line: The Korean War 1950-53 ) depicts Capa as a "concerned photographer" whose work tried to influence the world for the better. To a remarkable degree and in unusual ways, with nothing manipulated but the camera, each of Capa's subjects appears immersed in his or her environment and its significance: penury in Salvador, civility at the Glydebourne opera and excitement during an American political campaign all resonate in striking images. Capa's accompanying memoirs are at times wry and lighthearted, often erudite and always compassionate.
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