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Current Exhibition

  • Robert Capa, [Woman on the beach, Biarritz, France], August 1951. © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.
  • Robert Capa, [The French Camel Corps, the Meharists, practicing maneuvers in the desert, Tunisia], 1943. © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.
  • Robert Capa, [Spectators at the racetrack, Deauville, France], August 1951. © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.
  • Robert Capa, [Cows grazing in front of a bomber at a Royal Air Force base, England], 1942. © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.

This summer at Governors Island, ICP will present 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.

Also on view will be a slideshow of images from the forthcoming exhibition Sebastião Salgado: Genesis, opening at ICP on September 19.

The Salgado presentation will be accompanied by family-oriented iPhone workshops called Taking Care of Our Environment. Participants will be challenged to go out and take photographs of things they would like preserved in the environment. The group will reconvene and share their images on Instagram. Workshops will take place 2–3:30 pm on Saturdays, July 19, August 2, August 16, August 23, and September 6.

 

Sebastião Salgado: Genesis is curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado. Amazonas images wishes to thank UNESCO’s World Heritage Center for a most valuable collaboration. The exhibition at ICP is generously supported by Taschen, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

At Governors Island: Capa in Color

JULY 3–SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

On View in Building 4:
Thursday–Sunday
11:30 am–5:30 pm

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