The Press: Death Stops the Shutter

Photographer Robert Capa, who spoke five languages, was once asked which language he "thought" in. After mulling over the question, Capa answered: "I think in pictures." Most of the pictures Capa thought in were of war. As a LIFE staffer in World War II, Capa earned a reputation as the best combat photographer in the world. Although he hated war ("It is like an aging actress: more and more dangerous, and less and less photogenic"), Capa was seldom far from the front lines. Armed with three cameras and a flask of Scotch, he jumped with U.S paratroopers into Nazi-held Germany. At...

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