XXXV. Robert Capa

One of the greatest photojournalists, Robert Capa, is on this list.

So many iconic photographs from the beginning of the 1900s come from Robert Capa. Photos like the soldiers storming the beach of Normandy on D-Day and “The Falling Soldier” are some that will last forever.

Photo of Capa.

Photo of Capa.

For a long time on my website I had a quote from Capa that always motivated me in my ursuit for an image.

If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.”

Whenever I’m shooting, this stays with me. Capa’s images show motion and distraught so well.

Capa went on to help found the agency Magnum where now hundreds of photographers are apart of. It is very prestigious especially with someone like Capa founding.

Capa’s image of the Falling Soldier has been controversial and historians have tried to debunk it for years. People have wondered if it was staged or not.. they even go into analyzing the way he’s falling to determine whether its real or not.