Celebrated as the “Greatest War Photographer in the World,” Hungarian-born Robert Capa (1913-1954) began his career shooting the 1936 Spanish Civil War, where he first achieved fame.
The world’s pre-eminent documentarian of 20th C war, he photographed five epic conflicts on three different continents. The handsome and dashing Capa had time to play poker with Hemingway, photograph Picasso, and have an affair with Ingrid Bergman. He was also the lone photographer to land with the first wave of soldiers at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Director Anne Makepeace was permitted unprecedented access to Capa’s photo archives of 70,000 images to help tell his larger than life story. She blends a stunning array of archival photographs and footage, and interviews people such as Isabella Rossellini, and Henri Cartier Bresson, Capa’s great friend and colleague. Come to the free screening and discussion with the filmmaker and then visit the Center for Photography/Woodstock 59 Tinker St.
(Made possible in part through a grant from the Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund)