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Capa snap story told at Barbican

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A new exhibition of photography from the late Robert Capa will show at the Barbican in London next month. Some 72 years after the famous falling soldier photo was taken and for the first time in the UK every image taken by Capa on that same day will be shown.
"There have been various theories about whether the soldier was actually shot in battle, [said Cynthia Young, who curated the exhibition.] "Looking at the photos it is clear that it is not the heat of battle. It is likely the soldiers were carrying out an exercise either for Capa or themselves. "The images are ordered according to the numbers on the back of the negatives, so it's the best sequence we can put together and from that we can deduce the story."
At the beginning of 2008, over 3,000 Robert Capa negatives surfaced in Mexico. The exhibition, This is War! Robert Capa at Work' runs at the Barbican in London from 17 October until 25 January.

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J. M. Susperregui | October 1, 2008 12:06 PM

The version of Cynthia Young is the official version that is determined to prove something as true that it is false. The militiaman who appears in the photograph is still a soldier unknown, because when it has a comparative picture of Federico Borrell who keeps his family with the face of Federico course that appears in the group of militiamen with rifles held high, is that neither the lobes of the ears, or teeth or lips are equal. Then he talking about two different people.

On the other hand, a friend actually saw as Federico Borrell died on September 5, 1936 in Cerromuriano, when a bullet pierced the heart will be parapet behind a tree. This friend wrote an article in the newspaper anarchist "Route confederal "(1937-11-6) doing a detailed description of the image of his dead friend, his shirt stained with blood. In the photo of Robert Capa where is the tree? Why the shirt is clean and not stained with blood? The answering these questions is: because this shot was faked.

J. M. Susperregui