Robert Capa was born Andre Friedmann to Jewish parents in Budapest in 1913. He studied political science at the Deutsche Hochschule für Politik in Berlin.
Represented by Alliance Photo, Andre Friedmann and the journalist and photographer Gerda Taro together invented the ‘famous’ American photographer Robert Capa and began to sell his prints under that name. Gerda Taro was killed in Spain and following that Capa travelled to China in 1938 and emigrated to New York a year later.
“As a correspondent in Europe, he photographed the Second World War, covering the landing of American troops on Omaha beach on D-Day, the liberation of Paris and the Battle of the Bulge.”
Capa founded Magnum Photos with Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour, George Rodger and William Vandivert in 1947.