Robert Capa was a pioneer of modern war photography. He began his career during the Spanish Civil War together with Gerda Taro and was killed in action during the First Indochina War in 1954.
Born in Hungary as André Friedmann, Capa changed his name after meeting Gerda Taro, his partner in love and photographer. The couple were among the first photographers to capture war from the front, in close proximity to danger. "If your pictures are not good enough, you're not close enough," Capa famously said. While Taro was killed during the Spanish Civil War, Capa went on to capture historic images of World War II, including the Allied landing in Normandy. He later co-found the renowned photo agency Magnum.