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

 If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough. 
 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) 
 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) 
 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. 
 The [concentration camps] were swarming with photographers and every new picture of horror served only to diminish the total effect. Now, for a short day, everyone will see what happened to those poor devils in those camps; tomorrow, very few will care what happens to them in the future. 
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