‘Wrong place, wrong man?’


General Photography

First The Kiss and now the dying soldier? For some reason, I thought the debate about whether or not Robert Capa’s photograph of the soldier getting shot during the Spanish Civil War had long been settled (in favour of “fake”), but it seems I’m misremembering things (I was so certain I had read about this a couple of years back). Anyway, here we are (again): “New evidence has emerged that one of the most famous war photographs, shot during the Spanish civil war by Robert Capa, was taken well away from the battlefield, reopening the debate as to whether it is a fake.” (story; also see the video; via)

Update: Someone sent me this link, which, I am being told, debunks all efforts to paint the photo as being staged. Well, you look and decide yourself…