The Slovenian capital of Ljubljana is hosting an extremely interesting exhibition that presents the magnificent world of Robert Capa, one of the most prominent war photographers of all time. Anyone interested in war photography or history will definitely be familiar with the name – and I can even add that my 14-year-old cousin is also fascinated by his work and by all of the stories behind his photos. We could write multitudes about the exhibition, but a picture is worth a thousand words, so the best thing is to see the exhibition itself and immerse yourself in one of the world’s best photography stories.
Some facts about Robert Capa
- His most famous images are ‘The Magnificent Eleven’, a group of photographs taken on D-Day (June 6, 1944).
- In 1945-46 he dated actress Ingrid Bergman.
- Robert Capa and Ernest Hemingway were long-time friends, having met during the Spanish Civil War. Because of their close friendship, Capa had access to Hemingway’s personal and relaxed moments, such as those pictured here, shot on assignment for LIFE magazine.