Video: The story of Robert Capa, "The greatest war photographer in the world"
Although he died more than 60 years ago, Robert Capa's legacy as one of the most important photographers to ever pick up a camera is without question.
In this beautiful video by Martin Kaninsky of YFM Street Photography, he takes a look at the work of the Hungarian-born photographer, with a particular focus on some of his most iconic images.
Capa's story is remarkable - a witness to the rise of Hitler, he subsequently covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, where he captured his iconic "Death of a Loyalist Soldier" image, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II, where he was the only civilian photographer to land on Omaha Beach on D-Day, the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and the first Indochina War, where he was tragically killed in 1954 while shooting for LIFE.
Capa's legacy extends beyond war as well - he co-founded Magnum Photos in Paris in 1947, the first cooperative agency for worldwide freelance photographers, and his life and legacy have gone on to inspire many photographers, artists and creatives. His name adorns the Robert Capa Gold Medal, awarded in recognition of exceptional courage in photographic reporting by the Overseas Press Club of America, and the Hungarian government issued a postage stamp and coin in Capa's honor in 2013.
You can see more of Capa's work on the Magnum Photos website.