Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Robert Capa - My Heroes (cont.)

On May 25, 1954, the career of Robert Capa, whose exploits as a war photographer had made him a legend in modern photography, came to an abrupt end when he stepped on a land mine on an obscure battlefield in Indochina. They found him still clutching his camera.

His funeral was held in the old Quaker meeting house at Purchase, New York. In his memory the Overseas Press Club established the Robert Capa Award "for superlative photography requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad."

My favorite Robert Capa quote, " If your images aren't good enough, you aren't close enough." To learn more about this photographic icon click here.