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Bring Robert Capa's lost Spanish War photos to the web

Luistxo Fernandez 2008/01/29 15:46

Robert Capa's lost negatives have finally come to an institution, the ICP. Great report by the New York Times, including a pic of one of the cases full of negatives, complete with its numbered tags. Among those tags, my hometown Eibar (see how it ended after the war), Bilbao, Dolores Ibarruri Pasionaria...

The mention about Amorebieta close to a campaign mass makes me suspect that these particular photos are not by Capa himself, but by David Chim Seymour. That's how ICP itself describes Seymour's work in the Spanish Civil War: (...) Basque soldiers enjoying moral support from monks at the Monastery of Amorabita (sic) and attending an outdoor mass before going into battle. The Basque chaplain pictured by Seymour, that must be it.

Anyway, I hope the ICP follows into the steps of the Library of Congress and its usage of Flickr to document thousands of pictures. How will they tag and identify all the Capa negatives in ICP's Manhattan headquartes? Bring them all to the Internet! There's people alive around that suffered the Spanish Civil War in those scenarios. My father was in Elgeta, Eibar, and other places around that front, in the same republican side of the photographers. I can sit him in front of the screen and we'll tag the pictures gladly.

Luistxo dio:
2008/01/30 11:17

All ICMs corrected to ICP, thanks.

haritz dio:
2008/01/30 11:14

Hello Luistxo:

Where you say ICM you should write ICP, International Center of Photograhpy. I actually made a similar mistake at GARA newspaper. I wrote IPC –índice de precios de consumo? ;)– instead of ICP... Anyway, everybody will understand.

By the way, I totally agree with your request.

See you.

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