Saturday 20th September 2014 – Sunday 4 January 2015.
Exhibition Capa, Chim et Taro
Centre d’Art Contemporain Walter Benjamin in Perpignan
Arguably the most famous war photographer of his time, Hungarian born photographer and photojournalist Robert Capa, covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Sino-Japanese War, World War II, the 1948 Arab-Israeli Conflict, and the First Indochina War. His photos of WWII take in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris.
‘The Mexican Suitcase’ describes the contents of three cardboard boxes of 4,500 35mm negatives of the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and Chim (David Seymour). The three of them risked their lives to witness history in the making and show it to the world, and the Mexican Suitcase, lost in 1949 and found in 2007, contains some of their most important works.
Visit the Centre d’Art Contemporain Walter Benjamin in Perpignan, where each step of the war is told in images via photographs, newspapers, and old film footage.
|Guided visits on Sundays at 15h
Open Tues – Sun from 10h30 – 18h.
Admission: 4€/2€(free for -26)