To experience photography, one must have a certain style of photographs to
really appreciate or admire. Photographs are picturesque images and views that
really catch the interest of the photographer. For me to experience and admire
photography, it took me only one photographer to really appreciate the power it
has his name is Robert Capa. Robert grew up in Hungary he experienced the
political unrest and turmoil. He lived under the oppression of Horthy and
knew the kind of anarchy that constitutes war(Images of War 8).
Robert's work represented 3 categories:
1. Images of battle.
2. Images of the effects of war.
3. Images of calamity(Photographs,Introduction).
His work also had a swift understanding and sympathy for the people who suffer
from being caught in war. This type of suffering made it impossible for him
to ignore the events which affected their lives(Images of War 9). Robert's
belief on photography is "If your pictures are not good enough, your not close
Robert's breakthrough in the field of photography came during the Spanish Civil
War. His most famous picture was a snapshot of a courageous man in the act of
falling(Capa18). His own special talents and course of world happenings, led
him into a role as a professional photographer of war(Images of War20). To
really admire and understand Capa, you must have a fascination for dramatic and
emotional pictures of war. There probably has been thousands who admire the
work he does. Well you can include me in that group of thousands. Capa puts
into perspective in just one photograph, something my grandfather will never
forget. The Bombing of Pearl Harbor. The photograph that brings back these
memories is taken somewhere in Europe during World War II. It's a photograph
that has the air full of scores of Japanese warplanes. They are flying over
war stricken farmland. As an American citizen, this... [continues]
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