Guided Reading Questions about Robert Capa
1. Read "Combat Photographer and the Battle of the Bulge" by Kenneth Keyon and "Inventing Robert Capa."
2. Answer the following questions to get a sense of Capa's philosophy and work ethic.
How does Capa get to know his subjects and familiarize himself with the event that he is supposed to shoot?
What does Keyon mean when he writes that Robert Capa "sought stark reality" in his work?
Keyon writes that Capa's photographs show "stark reality" while "he coloured his prose." What is the difference? Which medium/approach is more honest?
Capa photographed a Spanish soldier shot in action and became famous immediately. Why do you think that photograph made such an impact? What does it imply about photojournalists and location?