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03/10/2013 - 06/01/2014

Robert Capa in Italy 1943 - 1944

Type: Photography

The seventieth anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Italy with photos of the great war photographer on display at the Museo di Roma - Palazzo Braschi.

The exhibition aims to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Italy. The exhibition presents a selection of images taken by the Hungarian photographer and LIFE magazine reporter between July 1943 and January 1944 in the wake of the troops heading from Palermo to Monte Cassino. These photographs - previously unpublished -  capture different moments of the military advance, such as the surrender of Palermo or the Four Days of Naples.

On 3 December 1938 Picture Post introduced 'The Greatest War Photographer in the World: Robert Capa' with a spread of 26 photographs taken during the Spanish Civil War.
But the 'greatest war photographer' hated war. Born Andre Friedmann to Jewish parents in Budapest in 1913, he studied political science at the Deutsche Hochschule für Politik in Berlin. Driven out of the country by the threat of a Nazi regime, he settled in Paris in 1933.
He was represented by Alliance Photo and met the journalist and photographer Gerda Taro. Together, they invented the 'famous' American photographer Robert Capa and began to sell his prints under that name. He met Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway, and formed friendships with fellow photographers David 'Chim' Seymour and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
From 1936 onwards, Capa's coverage of the Spanish Civil War appeared regularly. His picture of a Loyalist soldier who had just been fatally wounded earned him his international reputation and became a powerful symbol of war.
After his companion, Gerda Taro, was killed in Spain, Capa travelled to China in 1938 and emigrated to New York a year later. As a correspondent in Europe, he photographed the Second World War, covering the landing of American troops on Omaha beach on D-Day, the liberation of Paris and the Battle of the Bulge.
In 1947 Capa founded Magnum Photos with Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour, George Rodger and William Vandivert. On 25 May 1954 he was photographing for Life in Thai-Binh, Indochina, when he stepped on a landmine and was killed. The French army awarded him the Croix de Guerre with Palm post-humously. The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award was established in 1955 to reward exceptional professional merit.

Curator/s
Beatrix Lengyel
Catalogue

Fratelli Alinari Fondazione per la Storia della Fotografia

Information

Location
Museo di Roma
Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday: from 10.00 to 20.00;
Monday: closed;
Last admission 1 hour before closing time

Entrance ticket

Adults: € 11,00;
Concessions: € 9,00;

Roman Citizens only (by showing a valid ID):
 - Adults: € 10,00;
- Concessions: € 8,00;
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Palazzo Braschi + Museo Barracco + exhibitions ("Luoghi comuni" + "Robert Capa") Combined Ticket :
 Adults: € 13,50;
Concessions: € 11,50;

Roman Citizens only (by showing a valid ID):
 - Adults: € 12,50;
- Concessions: € 10,50;

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Organization

Zètema Progetto Cultura

Promoted by:
Roma Capitale Assessorato alla Cultura, Creatività e Promozione Artistica - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, Museo Nazionale Ungherese nell’ambito dell’Anno Culturale Italia – Ungheria 2013 e del centenario della nascita di Robert Capa, Ministero delle Risorse Umane d’Ungheria, Ambasciata di Ungheria a Roma e  Istituto Balassi Accademia d’Ungheria a Roma.

With the collaboration of

Acea
 Banche Tesoriere di Roma Capitale: BNL – Gruppo BNP Paribas, Unicredit, Monte dei Paschi di Siena
 Finmeccanica
 Lottomatica
Vodafone

With the technical assistance of

Atac
La Repubblica

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