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Cornell Capa is a hungarian american photographer who made it into the book The Great Life Photographers by Thames Hudson Capas older brother is the famous photo journalist and war photographer Robert Capa whose photograph of the infamous dying spanish soldier has caused much debate of its authenticity Amongst the many photographers in this book Cornell Capa is the one who stood out to me for his ability to capture stories within pictures without being guided with words In the book he has a very inspirational quote the camera is an extension of yourself your story treatment may be subjective but it is important to remain objective as to truth the great life photographersYou can sense this openness and desire to remain impartial in his photographs He captures unique moments which many of us would fail to see the beauty The black and white photography enhances all of the patterns and textures which are in Capas pictures His images are very diverse capturing large events such as large scale wars to precise events of everyday gestures The subject matter most commonly captures humans in a natural stance not knowing that the photograph is being taken Therefore he has taken much influence to Roberts later work such as Gary CooperSun ValleyIdaho1941 His work can be qualified into political and portrait photography The earlier years were focused on the political campaign of Adlai Stevenson and later on the political campaign of John F Kennedy He also captures the life of the wealthy and upper middle class during the fifties One memorable picture is the Rudy Vallee New York City 1949 This picture takes place in a comedy club or theater and it captures a woman laughing very unattractively and appearing to turning to say something to her partner behind her in the background we see a handsome young gentleman who appears to be the host or comedian This picture captures the essence
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