Robert Capa (Endre Ernő Friedmann)
[Photographer, b. 1913, Budapest, Hungary, d. 1954, Thai Binh, Vietnam.]

 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) 
 What’s the point of getting killed if you’ve got the wrong exposure? 
 I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life. (At the end of World War II.) 
 If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough. 
 For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner. 
 It’s not enough to have talent. You also have to be Hungarian. 
 Watch out for labels. They are reassuring but somebody’s going to stick one on you that you’ll never get rid of—“the little surrealist photographer.” You'll be lost—you’ll get precious and mannered. Take instead the label of “photojournalist” and keep the other thing for yourself, in your heart of hearts. (Warning to Henri Cartier-Bresson) 
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