Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Did Capa Fake 'The Falling Soldier'?

Having worked with some damned fine photojournalists over the years and having taken a few thousand photos myself, the temptation to fake photographs is powerful but, it is fair to say, usually resisted.

So it is sad to read that new evidence calls into question one of the most famous war photographs of all time, Robert Capa's "Death of a Loyalist Militiaman, Cerro Muriano, Córdoba Front, Spain, September 5, 1936," more commonly known as "The Falling Soldier."

Photo: Estate of Cornell Capa/Magnum Photos

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