Nov 7, 2013
Nov 7, 2013

Race Course, Paris

Race Course, Paris


Robert Capa

(Hungarian, 1913-1954)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 24 x 17.2 cm (9 7/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.43



Best known for his war images, Robert Capa (born Endre Friedmann), like most photojournalists, photographed a wide range of subjects for the weekly picture magazines. At this equestrian competition, Capa turned his camera away from the competitors to capture a spectator who, with his monocle and urbane overcoat, becomes a satirical comment on the upper crust nature of the event. The back of this print bears the stamp of a New York photo agency, one of a number of businesses that served as middle men between photographers and the picture magazines and newspapers.

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