This summer at Governors Island, ICP presents a selection of photographs from our popular exhibition Capa in Color, a full assessment of color photographs by famed photojournalist Robert Capa. It presents a fascinating look into the color work of this master of photography.

Looking at Capa's career through his color photographs gives new insight into how tenaciously he operated as a photojournalist in an era dominated by black-and-white. Though there wasn't a market for color war photographs, Capa regularly shot in color, as well as black-and-white. The color images of his postwar career contain little of the political gravity of his war stories, instead reflecting a more peaceful and prosperous vision of the world.

 

Special Thanks

Capa in Color is made possible by the ICP Exhibitions Committee and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.