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Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa was a Hungarian American photographer, member of Magnum Photos, photo curator, and the younger brother of photo-journalist and war photographer Robert Capa. Graduating from Imre MadΓ‘ch Gymnasium in Budapest, he initially intended to study medicine, but instead joined his brother in Paris to pursue photography. Cornell was an ambitious photo enthusiast who founded the International Center of Photography in New York in 1974 with help from Micha Bar-Am after a stint of working for both Life magazine and Magnum Photos.

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I am not an artist, and I never intended to be one. I hope I have made some good photographs, but what I really hope is that I have done some good photo stories with memorable images that make a point, and, perhaps, even make a difference.
With all the arguments and discussions about the Vietnam War, what did the visual image do? It ended the war.
One thing that Life and I agreed right from the start was that one war photographer was enough for my family; I was to be a photographer of peace. β€” Β© Cornell Capa
One thing that Life and I agreed right from the start was that one war photographer was enough for my family; I was to be a photographer of peace.
The idea that any photography can't be personal is madness! I see something; it goes through my eye, brain, heart, guts; I choose the subject. What could be more personal than that?
The camera is an extension of yourself... Your story treatment may be subjective, but it is important to remain objective as to truth.
Photography has the capacity to provide images of man and his environment that are both works of art and moments in history.
The Concerned Photographer produces images in which genuine human feeling predominates over commercial cynicism or disinterested formalism.
Images at their passionate and truthful best are as powerful as words can ever be. If they alone cannot bring change, they can at least provide and understanding mirror of man's actions, thereby sharpening human awareness and awakening conscience.
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