Leipzig – City of Battle. City of Trade.

2021-11-08T16:48:31+01:00

By Carlos S. Francis   The beauty of every city has a tale to tell. Paris. An unruly people. After all, they were the first to lop off the heads of royalty denying the central principle of pre-Enlightenment Europe-- the divine right of Kings to rule. If Parisians were unhappy the cry "Aux Barricades!" rang out. The narrow winding streets of medieval Paris made it easy to create roadblocks and each street became a stronghold. Emperor Napoleon III commissioned Baron Haussmann (1809-1891) to design a new city. New squares. New parks. And broad boulevards. Beautiful. And far easier to stamp out [...]

Leipzig – City of Battle. City of Trade.2021-11-08T16:48:31+01:00

“If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa

2022-01-21T11:11:41+01:00

By Carlos S. Francis   Robert Capa (1913 to 1954, born André Friedmann) and the love of his life, Greta Taro (1910-1937, born Gerta Pohorylle), lived by these words. And died by them. They are among the greatest war photographers of history. Our images of World War II (1939-45), the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and the second Sino-Japanese war (1937-45) were painted by these two lovers, who created modern war photography we know it today. Leipzig was a city of fate for Robert Capa. It was here he took his famous set of photos "the last man to die in Europe" [...]

“If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa2022-01-21T11:11:41+01:00
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