Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism

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By Marc Aronson, Marina Budhos
Publisher Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
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If your pictures arent good enough, you arent close enough. Robert CapaRobert Capa and Gerda Taro were young Jewish refugees, idealistic and in love. As photographers in the 1930s, they set off to capture their generations most important strugglethe fight against fascism. Among the first to depict modern warfare, Capa, Taro, and their friend Chim took powerful photographs of the Spanish Civil War that went straight from the action to news magazines. They brought a human face to war with their iconic shots of a loving couple resting, a wary orphan, and, always, more and more refugeespeople driven from their homes by bombs, guns, and planes.Today, our screens are flooded with images from around the world. But Capa and Taro were pioneers, bringing home the crises and dramas of their timeand helping give birth to the idea of bearing witness through technology.With a cast of characters ranging from Langston Hughes and George Orwell to Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway, and packed with dramatic photos, posters, and cinematic magazine layouts, here is Capa and Taros riveting, tragic, and ultimately inspiring story.This thoroughlyresearched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

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42016 words42,016 words
304 pages304 pages
Lexile 1060LLexile 1060L
Grade 6 to H+Grade 6 to H+
Age 11-18Age 11-18
Published 2017Published 2017

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9780805098358

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