Date(s) - 11 Nov, 2022 - 19 Mar, 2023
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
MUDEC - Museo delle Culture
About the exhibition
On the occasion of the 110th anniversary of Robert Capa’s birth, Mudec pays tribute to the great Hungarian photographer with a solo exhibition that covers the main war and travel reportages that Capa made during his 20-year career.
The exhibition brings together an exceptional corpus of photographs: more than 80 photographic prints, some of which have never before been shown in an Italian exhibition, accompanied by a rare interview given by the photojournalist to an American radio station in 1947 and some period documents from the Magnum collection.
About Robert Capa
Robert Capa (born Endre Friedmann) not only invented himself, but also the figure of the photojournalist as a witness risking his life to be at the centre of the action, from the Spanish trenches to the Normandy landings. He firmly believed that photography was a real weapon to combat the totalitarianisms that were sweeping Europe and the world, showing not only the heroic but also the human face of conflicts.
Capa’s photographs, in black and white and in colour, were published in “Life” in December 1947 (a copy is present in the exhibition) and in “Ladies’ Home Journal” the following February, as well as appearing in Steinbeck’s Russian Diary, also in 1948, as the edition on display testifies. This is one of the first reportages that Capa sold to magazines while retaining the copyright for himself, as required by the bylaws of Magnum, founded a few months earlier.
About Mudec Photo
The Mudec Photo space – totally dedicated to art photography – is now in its sixth monographic exhibition and in just under four years has told the Milanese public about the giants of 20th century photography: Steve McCurry, Elliott Erwitt, Tina Modotti, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Mudec Photo’s commitment therefore continues in autumn 2022 with a retrospective on the work – a lifetime long – of an artist who made 20th century photographic history, Robert Capa.