Robert Capa, US troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings, Normandy, France, June 6, 1944 © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
” The war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but that at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture. The war correspondent has his stake – his life – on his own hands, and he can put it on this horse or that horse, or he can put it back in his pocket at the very last minute. I am a gambler. I decided to go in with Compagny E in the first wave.”
— Robert Capa
Magnum by Magnum photographers
Coinciding with Magnum Analog Recovery exhibition, LE BAL and the Eye of Photography work out for you some iconic as well as unseen images back from the golden age of the agency by the photographers themselves. Their own words, ethical aesthetics and politics issues are striking landmarks of the evolution of photographers’experience in this key period.
The Magnum Analog Recovery exhibition
From April 29 to August 27, LE BAL is presenting a range of the co-operative’s treasures with contemporary prints and designs for books and publications dating from the creation of Magnum Photos (1947) till 1977. This year marks both 70 years of Magnum Photos and the completion of an archive making thousands of contemporary prints at last accessible : Magnum Analog Recovery (M.A.R.).