8 April 2011

Death in the Making by Robert Capa 1938

'Death in the Making' is the first book by Magnum photographer Robert Capa, published in 1938. The book contains photographs of the Spanish Civil War taken by Capa and his lover and fellow photographer, Gerda Taro.

The front cover 'Falling soldier'

The book started as a collaboration between Capa and Taro, until Taro was badly wounded in a tank accident and later died. When the book was published, Capa dedicated it to her with this message, 'For Gerda Taro, who spent one year at the Spanish front, and who stayed on. RC'.

The photograph used for the front cover is one of Capa's most famous works 'Falling soldier', formally 'Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano, September 5, 1936'.

Inside 1




The dedication to Gerda Taro

1 to 4 photos are taken from 150 Years in The Stacks

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