DEATH IN THE MAKING
Death in the Making covers, through images and texts by renowned photographer Robert Capa, the first year of the Spanish Civil War and testifies to his commitment to one of the greatest struggles for democracy.
Published for the first time by Capa, at the age of 24, Death in the Making brings together his works, those of Gerda Taro, the German photojournalist killed on the Spanish front in July 1937, and Polish photographer, Chim (David Seymour).
This new edition remains faithful to that of 1938, with an original layout by André Kertész and a preface by American journalist, Jay Allen. Produced using new scans of original prints and negatives, it is augmented by a new historical essay and an exhaustive inventory of images, including the previously unacknowledged contribution by Chim.
Translated from the English by Sylvie Schneiter.
Pub date : October 15th, 2020
Original preface by Jay Allen.
Text by Robert Capa.
Photographs by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and Chim.
New essay and image checklist by Cynthia Young
Hardback with jacket – 21,4 x 27,9 cm
312 images in b&w
ISBN : 979-10-95821-28-1
Book cover, 2020
Robert Capa [Women assembling cartridge belts for Republican soldiers in munitions factory, Madrid], November-December 1936 © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
Gerda Taro [Wounded Republican soldier being carried on a stretcher, Navacerrada Pass, Segovia front, Spain], May-June 1937 © International Center of Photography
Chim [Woman inventorying a painting carried by two Republican soldiers in the convent of Las Descalzas Reales, Madrid], October-November 1936 © Estate of Chim (David Seymour)/Magnum Photos
Gerda Taro [Crowd at the gate of the morgue after the air raid, Valencia, Spain], May 1937 © International Center of Photography
Robert Capa [Children walking along train track fleeing Nationalist bombing, Cerro Muriano, Córdoba front, Spain], September 1936 © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
Robert Capa [Crowd of Republican soldiers listening to a speech, Córdoba front, Spain], August-September 1936 © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
Robert Capa [Republican troops waving from train departing for the Aragón front, Barcelona], August 1936 The writing on the train reads, “UHP [Unión de Hermanos Proletarios; Union of Proletarian Brothers] swear on these letters before you die brothers rather than consent to tyrants.” © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos