Famous for his quote, "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough," war photographer Robert Capa projected a public image that suggested an aggressive, in-your-face photographer. His pictures were often gritty, in content and in style. "Capa in Color" is the first exhbition of the master black-and-white photographer's work in color, but for many viewers it is the subject matter that will distinguish these pictures from Capa's hallmark images: a young actress in a contemplative pose, Pablo Picasso cradling his infant son, fans taking in a day at the races. These quiet, ordinary moments are far cry from the destruction and mayhem of war photograpy.
ABOVE: Capucine, a French model and actress, poses on a balcony in Rome in August 1951.
According to the International Center of Photography, "some of these photographs were published in magazines of the day, but the majority have never been printed, seen, or even studied."
ABOVE: Spectators use binoculars at the Longchamp Racecourse in Paris circa 1952.
Pablo Picasso plays in the water with his son Claude, in Vallauris, France, in 1948.
Spectators watch the visit of Sultan Sidi Mohammed from a tree in Fez, Morocco, in 1949.
"Capa in Color" is on the display at the International Center of Photography in New York from until May 4. The exhibition is part of ICP’s yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Capa.