Description at the back: Republican soldiers in the governor's palace at Teruel. Aragon, Spain, 3 January 1938.
Photographer: Robert Capa
Robert Capa (1913 - 1954) was a Hungarian war photographer and photo journalist, arguably the greatest combat and adventure photographer in history. During his career he risked his life numerous times. From 1936 to 1939, Capa worked in Spain, photographing the Spanish Civil War, along with Gerda Taro, his companion and professional photography partner, and David Seymour. Picture Post, a pioneering photojournalism magazine published in the United Kingdom, described the twenty-five year old Capa as "the greatest war photographer in the world." In 1947, for his work recording World War II in pictures, U.S. general Dwight D. Eisenhower awarded Capa the Medal of Freedom. Hungary has issued a stamp and a gold coin in his honour.