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Celebrating the Negative : Robert Capa


Robert Capa wrote that on D-Day, 1944, he paused to change film while under intense fire on Omaha Beach. “The empty camera trembled in my hands,” he wrote. “It was a new kind of fear shaking my body from toe to hair and twisting my face. The men around me lay motionless. Only the dead on the water line rolled in the waves. An LCI braved the fire and medics …poured from it…I stepped into the sea between two bodies…and suddenly I knew that I was running away. I tried to turn, but couldn’t face the beach.”

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