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.