A Memorable Experience in Photography
To experience photography, one must have a certain style of
photographs to really appreciate or admire. Photographs are picturesque
images and views that really catch the interest of the photographer.
For me to experience and admire photography, it took me only one
photographer to really appreciate the power it has his name is Robert
Capa. Robert grew up in Hungary he experienced the political unrest and
turmoil. He lived under the oppression of Horthy and knew the kind of
anarchy that constitutes war(Images of War 8).
Robert's work represented 3 categories:
1. Images of battle.
2. Images of the effects of war.
3. Images of calamity(Photographs,Introduction).
His work also had a swift understanding and sympathy for the people
who suffer from being caught in war. This type of suffering made it
impossible for him to ignore the events which affected their
lives(Images of War 9).
Robert's belief on photography is 'If your
pictures are not good enough, your not close enough'(Photographs
Robert's breakthrough in the field of photography came during the
Spanish Civil War. His most famous picture was a snapshot of a
courageous man in the act of falling(Capa18). His own special talents
and course of world happenings, led him into a role as a professional
photographer of war(Images of War20). To really admire and understand
Capa, you must have a fascination for dramatic and emotional pictures of
war. There probably has been thousands who admire the work he does.
Well you can include me in that group of thousands. Capa puts into
perspective in just one photograph, something my grandfather will never
forget. The Bombing of Pearl Harbor. The photograph that brings back
these memories is taken somewhere in Europe during World War II. It's a
photograph that has the air...