Robert Capa (Endre Ernő Friedmann)
[Photographer, b. 1913, Budapest, Hungary, d. 1954, Thai Binh, Vietnam.]
I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life. (At the end of World War II.)
What’s the point of getting killed if you’ve got the wrong exposure?
The war is like an actress who is getting old. It’s less and less photogenic and more and more dangerous. (1944)
You don’t have to pose your camera. The pictures are there, and you just take them. The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda. (On the Spanish Civil War, 1937)
If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.
It’s not enough to have talent. You also have to be Hungarian.
For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.
It’s not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one.