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    Robert Capa's Lost Spanish Civil War negs

    Interesting little article in the NYT--

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/ar...=1&oref=slogin

    Check out his neg filing system.
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    Fascinating story. His filing methods were a little better than mine at one time.

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    It's interesting that the "Falling Soldier" might have been made by another photog when a thread on remembering every exposure has recently appeared on APUG. One thing is certain I feel. You couldn't forget making that shot so there's no question of Capa being mistaken. He either made it or he knew he had lied. Perhaps with the best of motives/intentions. We'll never know. After all Jimmy Stewart didn't actually shoot Liberty Valance, did he?

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    Amazing how the Eastman House preservationists commented on the fine condition of the negatives. One can only wonder what 70 years will do to digi media.

    What I don't understand is why anyone would fixate of a throw away line about the "remote possibility" of the provenance of Falling Soldier.

    What a churlish way to react to a fascinating discovery.

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    Who gets the movie rights?
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    Capa and the "falling soldier"

    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    Amazing how the Eastman House preservationists commented on the fine condition of the negatives. One can only wonder what 70 years will do to digi media.

    What I don't understand is why anyone would fixate of a throw away line about the "remote possibility" of the provenance of Falling Soldier.

    What a churlish way to react to a fascinating discovery.
    There has been so much speculation regarding this picture, its as if it has a achieved a mythological status that a lot of people want to destroy. I remember reading a piece on how a journalist had identified the soldier and found that he did indeed die on that day and that other relatives had been there to witness it. For the life of me I can't remember who wrote the piece or where it appeared.

    For anyone who's interested Digital journalist did a great article on Capa and Taro recently. Here's the link

    http://digitaljournalist.org/issue07...aro_intro.html



 

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