Robert Capa, originally Endre Friedmann, was born on October 22nd, 1913 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. As one of the great 20th century poets of the camera, Robert Capa, was first recognized for photographing the Spanish Civil War. His was considered a documentarian of the highest caliber, photographing five wars including the siege of Madrid, the Allied landings on D-Day, and the Japanese invasion in China, which remains the definitive visual record. Capa had an unfailing eye for graphic impact that created images that transcend the specifics of history.
As much as Capa may be proclaimed as the "greatest war photographer of the world," his remarkable photographic range also includes images that portray wit, warmth, and the joys of peace. In 1954, while on an assignment for LIFE magazine in Vietnam, Capa stepped on a land mine and died.