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Robert Capa, the falling soldier

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Cyp Pas

on 3 May 2013

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Loyalist Militiaman at the moment of death or The Falling Man Robert Capa Is It True? Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death The loyalist militiaman at the moment of death, also known as the falling soldier was taken on 5 September 1936 by Robert Capa. This is a picture taken in Spain, The photo is meant to represent a Spanish Republican soldier during the Spanish Civil War, who has just been shot and is in the momentum of falling. The soldier was later identified as the anarchist Federico Borrell García.The subject is observed directly: a picture is taken of it. There are not any hidden meanings in the subject, but however Robert Capa wants to show the sadness, the pain of the war and that the soldier fought till the end, it was used to protest against war. Most people in Spain during the war thought this was a fake, due to falling and position of the soldier. Whilst the people outside Spain thought it was a real life documentary photo until the 1970. Recent research indeed suggests that the picture was staged. It was definitely not taken at the battle site of Cerro Muriano, but at Espejo, some thirty miles away. Doubt has also been cast on the identification of the photograph's subject: Federico Borrell García is known to have been killed at Cerro Muriano, shot while sheltered behind a tree, and he did not greatly resemble the subject of the photograph.
According to this we think the photo is staged. by Robert Capa The photographer, Robert Capa was born on October 22 1913, and died on may 25 1954. He originally came from Hungary. In 1932 Capa published his first photograph.There was Leon Trotsky making a speech in Copenhagen on "The Meaning of the Russian Revolution" from 1939 Robert Capa princepally took pictures of world war 2. In 1947 Capa traveled to USSR and took photos of Stalingrad (which was in a very bad state) as well as other cities like Moscow which were already mostly rebuilt. sources: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Falling_Soldier ? Yes. On the picture, there really is a falling soldier, deadly wounded. But is it really Federico Borrell García? Nope, it is not. Form and Process

There is one soldier, in the middle of the field. You can see that the field is a plain and there is nothing exept for grass, the sky and the soldier in the picture. You can not really tell if there are other things in the picture because it is in black and white and the background is a little blurry. Very realistic. The soldier is the only living, now dead, thing in the picture.Process

This photograph was taken in a battlefield, the photographer had to have skills to duck the bullets. The photograph was taken instantly, but to see the actual photo you had to mix it with precise chemicals in a special light type, which took a long period of time. SOURCES: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Falling_Soldier By Cyprien, Freya, and Alexey The End!! SOURCES:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Falling_Soldier By Cyprien, Freya, Alexey Thank you for your attention! Thank You For your Attention!! The work affects us in a special kind of way. It captures the sadness of the soldier, that has just been shot. It is also weird why didn't Capa help the person (if the photo was real) and just stand there and take pictures but help the young man? Looking at that picture, is as if you hear a loud "bang" and see the person falling to the ground, which makes the work look noizy and quiet at the same time. How does this work affect us? Here are his other photos
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