Reporting America At War
About The Series
The Reporters
Richard Harding Davis
Martha Gellhorn
Edward R. Murrow
Ernie Pyle
Walter Cronkite
Andy Rooney
Robert Capa
Homer Bigart
David Halberstam
Malcolm W. Browne
Gloria Emerson
Morley Safer
Peter Arnett
Ward Just
Chris Hedges
Christiane Amanpour

For Teachers
The Reporters


Born Andre Friedman in Budapest, Hungary, photojournalist Robert Capa (1913-1954) was sent to Spain in 1936 to cover the civil war and succeeded in producing many of the conflict's most iconic images. He photographed the European theater throughout World War II, often taking enormous risks to get the powerful images for which he was known. His photos of the D-Day invasion are considered among the most vivid images of warfare ever captured on film. His work during World War II earned him the Medal of Freedom Citation from General Eisenhower. After the war, Capa shot now famous portaits of well- known artists, including Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck. In 1954, while filling in for another LIFE photographer on an assignment in Vietnam, he was killed by a landmine. He was the first American correspondent to die in that conflict.

Photo: Robert Capa
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