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Corporal Capa’s Picture of the Week

Happy Memorial Day! In 1944 and 1945, Cornell Capa was posted at Mitchel Field Air Force base, located in Nassau, Long Island. While processing Cornell’s personal papers, we came across a collection of news clippings which included photographs (both credited … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of Cornell Capa

Today marks the 100th birthday of ICP’s founder, Cornell Capa. Many of the books that built the foundation of the ICP library came from the man himself. Many are inscribed with notes, and stickers from his personal library. Even Edie … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to Yofi Capa

One of my greatest joys processing the Cornell Capa papers, is coming across a picture of Cornell’s dog, Yofi. Yofi was beloved by Capa and Edie and is very often mentioned in their correspondence, friends and colleagues both asking after … Continue reading

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What six of the saw. . . Part four

  “What six of them saw” is a project from 1971 produced by the International fund for Concerned Photography. The original idea of the project was for the young photographers to work on something that they were “into”, some facet … Continue reading

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What six of them saw. . .part three

Chester Higgins, Jr  “What six of them saw” is a project from 1971 produced by the International fund for Concerned Photography. The original idea of the project was for the young photographers to work on something that they were “into”, … Continue reading

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What six of them saw. . . part two

“What six of them saw” is a project from 1971 produced by the International fund for Concerned Photography. The original idea of the project was for the young photographers to work on something that they were “into”, some facet of … Continue reading

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What six of them saw. . .

  “What six of them saw” is a project from 1971 produced by the International fund for Concerned Photography and was funded by ‘modest grants’ and the financial support of the PR Company Ruder and Finn (David Finn was closely … Continue reading

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JAARS, The Wycliffe Bible Translators and Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa kept a long standing relationship with the Missionary group, The Wycliffe Bible Translators. Cornell traveled with this group while working with author Elisabeth Elliot for the 1961 book Savage My Kinsman, shooting for Cornell and Huxley’s 1964 photo book Farewell … Continue reading

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Ford Motor Company Report 1959

As a group photograph I think that Cornell Capa’s Ford photograph rivals the famous Coney Island beach spectacular photograph by Weegee the famous (July 1940).  In Capa’s Ford image we see rows and rows of (mainly white) men in crisp … Continue reading

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Tracking down the Diamonds

One of the most appealing aspects of processing an archival collection is discovering mysteries! For example: this news clipping, attached to a letter to Cornell Capa. The article (from November 12, 1970) introduces readers to a young photographer named Mark … Continue reading

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