Lost+Found: Robert Capa’s negative films

Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano (Robert Capa, September 5, 1936)Everybody (including Robert Capa himself) thought that they had been lost and destroyed: negative films of photos taken by Robert Capa, the first modern era war photographer, during the Spanish Civil War. The containing three suitcases had been lost when Capa left Paris to flee the Nazis.

However, they have been found recently and they arrived in the International Center of Photography in Midtown Manhattan, founded by Robert Capa’s brother, Cornell.

We can expect to see them in the future. Since some of Capa’s photos have been the most influential of the XXth Century, this can be seen as a monumental step in cultural preservation.

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