Join curator and scholar Cynthia Young as she guides visitors on a tour of the exhibition Death in the Making: Reexamining the Iconic Spanish Civil War Photobook, on view September 30 through January 9, 2023.
This tour follows the discussion Behind the Photobooks: Death in the Making and David 'Chim' Seymour: Searching for the Light. 1911–1956, with Cynthia Young and Carole Naggar.
About the Exhibition
Death in the Making: Reexamining the Iconic Spanish Civil War Photobook brings together nearly 75 original photographs and related ephemera to tell the story of Robert Capa’s iconic 1938 photobook about the Spanish Civil War. In addition to work by Capa, the exhibition presents new insights into the contributions of Polish American photojournalist David “Chim” Seymour, who was only recently credited for his work in the book, and German photojournalist Gerda Taro. Taro’s death in the Spanish Civil War spurred the production of the book, which is dedicated to her.
The exhibition is accompanied by a 2020 edition of Death in the Making, published by Damiani/ICP. Curated by Cynthia Young, former curator of the Robert Capa and Cornell Capa Archive at the International Center of Photography, the exhibition represents the first in an ongoing series of exhibitions that revisit and highlight the ICP permanent collection and celebrate ICP’s history.
No pre-registration for this tour is necessary. Attendance is free with museum admission. Admission is pay-by-donation on Thursdays from 6 to 9 PM.
Come early or stay after the conversation to explore ICP’s galleries. Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum and Death in the Making: Reexamining the Iconic Spanish Civil War Photobook are on view through January 9, 2023.
Cynthia Young has curated numerous exhibitions on photojournalism in the 1930–50s, including Capa in Color; We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim and The Mexican Suitcase: The Rediscovered Spanish Civil War Negatives of Robert Capa, Chim and Gerda Taro. These exhibitions traveled widely to multiple venues in France, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Hungary and Sweden. She was until 2020 the curator of the Robert Capa and Cornell Capa Archive at ICP, where she worked since 2000.