once wrote that his friend Robert Capa knew that "you cannot photograph war, because it is largely an emotion". However, continued Steinbeck, "he did photograph that emotion by shooting beside it. He could show the horror of a whole people in the face of a child". This book contains
ninety-eight black and white shots that retrace the most important and tragic events of the previous century, from the Spanish Civil War to the Second World War, to the birth of the State of Israel. They also include
a series of portraits of Capa's friends, famous artists such as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Robert Capa was born in 1913 in Budapest. As a young man he moved to Berlin where he began his great career
as a photojournalist that would take him all over the world. In 1947 he founded the famous Magnum Photos agency with Henri Cartier-Bresson and David Seymour. He died in Indochina in 1954 after being injured by an anti-personnel mine...