"The Mexican Suitcase" at International Center of Photography

Monday, November 08, 2010

Curator Brian Wallis, and Cynthia Young, exhibition organizer, discuss the “The Mexican Suitcase.” Considered lost since 1939, the so-called Mexican Suitcase is actually three boxes containing 4,500 negatives documenting the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), and Gerda Taro. The cache includes new images and previously unknown portraits, and it not only provides a rich and panoramic view of the Spanish Civil War, but shows the role of these photographers in laying the foundation for modern war photography. “The Mexican Suitcase” is on view at the International Center of Photography September 24, 2010 through January 9, 2011.


Brian Wallis and Cynthia Young

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Mike from Tribeca

Could your guests relate the sad story of what happened to Mr. Capa's photographs taken during the first wave of landings on Omaha Beach on D-Day?

The movie director Sam Fuller, who was there on D-Day and was later a friend of Capa's, relates the tale in his terrific autobiography, "A Third Face : My Tale of Writing, Fighting and Filmmaking (2002)."

Nov. 08 2010 01:14 PM

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