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Somewhere in France

Besides Capa in Color, visitors can also see images of Robert Capa’s friend and editor John G. Morris. Somewhere in France – The Summer of ’44 shows us Normandy in the summer of 1944, following the landings on D-Day.

From left to right: Claude Anquetil, 16, Tino Boggini, 17 and Auguste Sabine, 17, orderlies at the First United States Army press camp, ouilly, Calvados, Normandy, August 6, © John G. Morris

The then 27-year-old Morris made up his mind to follow Capa in documenting the historical events himself, even though he was working as picture editor in the London office of Life magazine. Unlike Capa, Morris took his pictures for himself, not as a professional and they were not published until 2014, when Robert Pledge, director of the prestigious photo agency Contact Press Images compiled and edited a book of these photographs.

Thanks to the cooperation of the 98-year-old Morris and Pledge, who also represents world-renowned photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Don McCullin, and Sebastião Salgado, the audience can see images in the Capa Center that had been hiding in a drawer for seventy years.

British war correspondent covering British 2nd army preparing his dispatch Hôtel du Lion d’or, Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, July 28 © John G. Morris

Robert Pledge, director of the photo agency Contact Press Images
the co-curator on behalf of the Capa Center is art historian Zsolt Petrányi

The exhibition is open to the public:
09/06/2015 – 31/10