Robert Capa was born in Budapest in 1913. As a result of his political activities, he fled Hungary at the age of 16 and moved to Berlin where he worked as an apprentice photographer at the Duphot photo agency. In 1933, faced with the rise of Nazism, he moved to Paris.
In 1936, he made his first war reportage in Spain, and then photographed the Chinese resistance to the Japanese invasion, World War II, the first Israeli-Arab war and the Indochina war, showing the conflicts with emotion and rare courage. In 1947, he created the Magnum agency with his friends Henri Cartier-Bresson, David “Chim” Seymour and George Rodger. Robert Delpire met Capa around 1951 at the Paris office of Magnum when he was looking for photos by Rodger and Cartier-Bresson for his revue NEUF. Capa died on May 25, 1954, having stepped on a landmine south of Hanoi while covering the Indochina War.