“If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” ~ Robert Capa
‘Capa is known for redefining wartime photojournalism. His work came from the trenches as opposed to the more arms-length perspective that was the precedent. He was famed for saying, “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
Robert Capa (born Endre Friedmann;October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian war photographer, photojournalist and also the companion and professional partner of photographer Gerda Taró. He covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris.’*
While I won’t find myself in the trenches anytime soon, I am deeply inspired by Capa’s legacy. Words to shoot by ☺
Thank you to my friend photographer David West for bringing this wisdom to my attention.
May it also inspire you today.
Peace, love & light,