In cooperation with the Photon Institute
One of the most prominent war photographers of all time, Robert Capa’s legacy includes over 70,000 negatives that provide a unique insight into the turbulent history of the twentieth century. Born in 1913 in Budapest (as Endre Friedmann), Capa found work in photography in Berlin and in 1933 moved from Germany to Paris, where he met Andre Kertesz, David Seymour and Henri Cartier-Bresson. He reported from five wars, including the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) and the First Indochina War in Vietnam, where he died in 1954 from critical wounds suffered in a landmine explosion.
Capa’s retrospective exhibition features 97 black-and-white photographs showing pivotal events from the five wars he documented in his brief life: from the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II including the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. The exhibition will also present a series of portraits of his friends and artists, including Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
Apart from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Capa was one of the most celebrated founding members of the Magnum Photos agency in Paris in 1947; in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of its existence the exhibition materials are being supplied by this notable photo agency.
7 April – 19 May
70 Years of Magnum
Titled Close Enough?, thePhoton Gallery exhibition features a selection of 60 works from the rich legacy of Magnum Photos and some of the most iconic images taken by the greatest names in the history of photography, including such luminaries as Herbert List, Bruce Davidson, Elliot Erwitt, Werner Bischof, Martin Parr and Robert Capa.
Photon Gallery, Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, Ljubljana, admission free
6 April – 2 June
Before and After Capa – Hungarian War Photographers 100 Years Ago and Now
Images of World War I from the Fortepan digital archive, and photos taken in Syria by István Bielik, in Ukraine by Sándor Csudai, in Afghanistan by Veronika Dévényi and in Lebanon by Gyula Sopronyi.
Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Hungary, The Balassi Institute, Barvarska steza 8, Ljubljana, admission free
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