“Capa in Colour” …

“Capa in Colour”…

This should be a really interesting exhibition. ICP, the International Centre of Photography, in New York is showing 100 colour photographs taken by the legendary Robert Capa. Shooting colour as well as black and white from 1941 till his death in 1954 most of these images have been seen before. Some may have appeared in magazines during that period but never before has there been a collection of prints on display.

For Capa fans and I am one, this is a very exciting collection. From his classic pictures of the D-Day landings to the photo stories of the artist Picasso, the writer Ernest Hemingway I have always thought of Capa as a ‘black and white’ photographer, I have never really given a thought that he may also have been photographing in colour at the same time.

So here’s an idea, suggest a long weekend shopping trip to New York for your wife, husband or partner. You’ll get lots of brownie points at home for the idea and perhaps while the ‘other half’ checking out the shops you will be able to slip away to the IPC to see this great show.

The exhibition is on from 31st January till 4th May 2014


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