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Alternate History: Robert Capa on D-Day (26)

As for the assertion by Morris’s business partner Robert Pledge that this world-famous picture editor who spent much of his working life talking daily with professional photographers and custom printers and darkroom staffers, handling prints and negatives, his offices just a few steps away from professional darkrooms, has absolutely no idea what goes on in those oh-so-mysterious places — risible, no? […]

All Greek to Me: APhF 2015

The diatribe of photographer and Magnum member Patrick Zachmann exemplified perfectly the knee-jerk defensiveness with which representatives of what I’ve come to call the Capa Consortium respond to any challenge to the Capa legend. One member of the audience asked me if I’d paid Zachmann to prove our point; I had to answer that he’d done so with no prompting from me. […]

Alternate History: Robert Capa on D-Day (25)

Hiding in the surf behind the disabled assault vehicle as Capa did represented just one option at that juncture. The battle had already begun to move off the beach and up the ridge; Capa could have followed the action and gone along. After all, that’s why LIFE had given him this highly coveted front seat. […]

Election 2016: Image World (1)

I cannot but note that this cultural moment, including Obama’s preacherly delivery of the June 26 eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney and his assurance that all of this fits into God’s inscrutable plan, will reinforce the faith-based mentality of Christian true believers of all races. […]

Alternate History: Robert Capa on D-Day (24)

Donald Winslow wrote recently in a May 11 Facebook post, “Investigative journalism is a lifetime of uncovering other people’s and government’s lies.” This from the editor of the official journal of the National Press Photographers Association who commissioned a feature article dismissive of our research, violating every tenet of journalistic ethics regarding full disclosure and conflict of interest by publishing the result in “News Photographer.” This man has no shame; his hypocrisy truly knows no bounds. […]