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Past Exhibition

  • Robert Capa, [Spectators at the Longchamp Racecourse, Paris], ca. 1952. © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.
  • Robert Capa, [Capucine, French model and actress, on a balcony, Rome], August 1951. © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.
  • Robert Capa, [Ava Gardner on the set of The Barefoot Contessa, Tivoli, Italy], 1954. © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.
  • Robert Capa, [Lapp family, Norway], 1951. © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.
  • Robert Capa, [Truman Capote and Jennifer Jones on the set of Beat the Devil, Ravello, Italy], April 1953. © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/ Magnum Photos.
  • Robert Capa, [Young visitors waiting to see Lenin’s Tomb at Red Square, Moscow], 1947. © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.
  • Robert Capa, [New immigrants disembarking from the Theodor Herzl, near Haifa, Israel], 1949 -50. © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/ Magnum Photos.
  • Robert Capa, [On the road from Namdinh to Thaibinh, Indochina, (Vietnam)], May 1954. © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.

Capa in Color

JANUARY 31–MAY 4, 2014

This exhibition presents Robert Capa’s color work for the first time. Capa regularly used color film from the 1940s until his death in 1954. Some of these photographs were published in magazines of the day, but the majority have never been printed, seen, or even studied. Over the years, this aspect of Capa’s career has virtually been forgotten. With over 100 contemporary color prints by the famous photojournalist, Capa in Color presents this work an integral part of his post-war career and fundamental in remaining relevant to magazines. Drawn entirely from ICP’s collection, including contextual publications and personal papers, the exhibition presents a fascinating new look at this master of black-and-white photography during his centennial year. This exhibition is organized by ICP Curator Cynthia Young.

Capa in Magazines

Exhibition Catalogue

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.