Thursday, April 30, 2009

The lost negatives of Robert Capa and Chim Seymour


More than a year ago, the International Center of Photography (ICP) received three cardboard boxes, collectively called the Mexican suitcase, containing 4,300 negatives of pictures taken during the Spanish Civil War by Magnum photographers Robert Capa, David (Chim) Seymour, and Gerda Taro. The tedious process of scanning and organizing the negatives has begun, and the ICP has announced its plans to hold an exhibition of the Mexican suitcase pictures in 2010 along with a retrospective of Chim Seymour. New York Times article is here. Slide show is here.

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