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Robert Capa Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Apr 2021
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I had a name which was a little bit different from Bob Capa. The real name of mine was not too good. I was just as foolish as I am now, but younger. I couldnt get any assignment. I needed a new name badlyAnd then I invented that Bob Capa was a famous American photographer who came over to Europe and did not want to bore French editors because they did not pay enoughSo I just moved in with my little Leica, took some pictures and wrote Bob Capa on it which sold for double prices.
The refugees on the road are in the hands of fate, with their lives at stake.
Like the people you shoot and let them know it.
If you call yourself an artist, you won't get anything published. Call yourself a photojournalist, and then you can do whatever you want.
Listen, old goat, today doesn't matter and tomorrow doesn't matter. It's the end of the game that counts and how many chips you've got in your pocket, if you're still playing.
War is like an aging actress: more and more dangerous and less and less photogenic.
On the train to London, with those successfully exposed rolls in my bag, I hated myself and my profession. This sort of photography was only for undertakers, and I didn't like being one. If I was to share the funeral, I swore, I would have to share the procession.
This war is like an actress who is getting old. It is less and less photogenic and more and more dangerous.
The war correspondent has his stake - his life - in his own hands, and he can put it on this horse or that horse, or he can put it back in his pocket at the very last minute.
The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda.
The pictures are there, and you just take them.
It's not enough to have talent, you also have to be Hungarian.
It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one.
In a war, you must hate somebody or love somebody; you must have a position or you cannot stand what goes on.
If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.
I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture.
I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.
I am a gambler. I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave.
For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.
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