International Center of Photography presents "The Mexican Suitcase" photography exhibition which showcases rediscovered Spanish Civil War negatives from Capa, Chim, and Taro.
Capa, Chim, and Taro risked their lives to witness history in the making and show it to the world, and the Mexican Suitcase contains some of their most important works. Its recovery set in motion a profound shift in the study of these three photographers. In the process of researching the negatives, the authorship of numerous images by Capa, Chim, and Taro has been confrmed or reattributed. This material not only provides a uniquely rich and panoramic view of the Spanish Civil War, a confict that changed the course of European history, but also demonstrates how the work of these legendary photographers laid the foundation for modern war photography. Appearing throughout the international press, their innovative and passionate coverage of the war was both engaged and partisan. While overtly supporting the antifascist Republican cause, their dramatic photographs vividly recorded battle sequences as well as the harrowing effects of the war on civilians.
The rediscovered negatives will be presented as modern contact sheets, where viewers will have chance for the first time to view these iconic photos in their original sequence.
The exhibition will take place from September 24th, 2010 to January 9th, 2011.
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