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CORNELL CAPA
[b. 1918] Hungarian-born American photographer, member of Magnum Photos, photo curator, and younger brother of war photographer Robert Capa
What will obviously make the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful photographer is the intellectual ‘baggage’ he brings with him. He should have a heightened sense of curiosity and be able to foresee and predict certain sequence very quickly. I think the old-fashioned statement ‘f/8 and be there!’ is true even today. The ability of the photographer to ‘get in’ to shoot is 99 percent of the battle and requires that he be ‘trusted’. - Cornell Capa, Professional photographer's survival guide by Charles E. Rotkin , ISBN: 0817454098 , Page: 9
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Isolated images are not the most representative of my work. What I do best are probably groups of interrelated pictures which tell a story. My pictures are the 'words,' which make 'sentences,' which in turn make up the story. - Cornell Capa

With all the arguments and discussions about the Vietnam War, what did the visual image do? It ended the war. - Cornell Capa, Great Images of the 20th Century : The Photographs That Define Our Times by Kelly Knauer (Editor), Inc Time , ISBN: 1883013755 , Page: 5
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The idea that any photography can't be personal is madness! ... I see something; it goes through my eye, brain, heart, guts; I choose the subject. What could be more personal than that? - Cornell Capa

Photography is demonstrably the most contemporary of art forms; it is the most vital, effective and universal means of communication of facts and ideas between peoples and nations. - Cornell Capa, Collection, Use, and Care of Historical Photographs by Robert A. Weinstein , ISBN: 091005021X , Page: 9
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Images at their passionate and truthful best are as powerful as words can ever be. If they alone cannot bring change, they can at least provide and understanding mirror of man’s actions, thereby sharpening human awareness and awakening conscience. - Cornell Capa, Collection, Use, and Care of Historical Photographs by Robert A. Weinstein , ISBN: 091005021X , Page: 11-12
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The camera is an extension of yourself... Your story treatment may be subjective, but it is important to remain objective as to truth. - Cornell Capa

The times I grew up in became part of my conscience and my photography. I was not an artistic photographer and never became one. I haven't taken a landscape picture wich was not part of a story. If I saw a peasant working in a field - which was very difficult for him to do - then I took the picture of a peasant with a field. But I didn't take a field without the peasant. - Cornell Capa

Photography has the capacity to provide images of man and his environment that are works of art as well as moments in history. - Cornell Capa

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