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The Mexican Suitcase : the rediscovered Spanish Civil War negatives of Capa, Chim and Taro

Author: Robert Capa; Gerta Taro; David Seymour; Cynthia Young; International Center of Photography.
Publisher: New York : International Center of Photography ; Göttingen : Steidl, 2010, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Lost since 1939, the Mexican suitcase contains nearly 4,500 negatives documenting the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), and Gerda Taro. These films had traveled from Paris via the south of France to Mexico City, where, almost seventy years later, they were rediscovered and now reside in the collection of the International Center of Photography"-- Slipcover.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
History
Exhibitions
Pictorial works Exhibitions
Named Person: Robert Capa; Gerta Taro; David Seymour; Robert Capa; David Seymour; Gerta Taro
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Capa; Gerta Taro; David Seymour; Cynthia Young; International Center of Photography.
ISBN: 9783869301419 3869301414
OCLC Number: 698956009
Notes: "Lost since 1939, the Mexican Suitcase contains nearly 4,500 negatives documenting the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), and Gerda Taro. These films had traveled from Paris via the south of France to Mexico City, where, almost seventy years later, they were rediscovered and now reside in the collection of the International Center of Photography"--Slipcase.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition held September 24, 2010-January 9, 2011 at the International Center of Photography, New York.
Issued in paper slipcase with both sides opened.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 31 cm
Contents: v. 1. The history --
v. 2. The films. Volume 1: The history. Director's foreword / Willis E. Hartshorn --
Map of Capa, Chim, and Taro in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 --
Recovering the Mexican suitcase / Brian Wallis --
Censorship and commitment: Foreign correspondents in the Spanish Civil War / Paul Preston --
Mediation and immediacy: The press, the popular front in France, and th Spanish Civil War / Simon Dell --
Portfolio / Chim --
The war of images / David Balsells --
Where does the "Mexican Suitcase" come from? / Michel Lefebvre and Bernard Lebrun --
Portfolio / Capa --
The process of identifying 4,500 negatives: The Mexican suitcase revealed / Cynthia Young --
"Reportage Capa & Taro": Collaboration and uncertainty / Kristen Lubben --
Portfolio / Taro --
Preface to list of publication --
List of publication --
Contributors. Volume 2: The films. Preface / Cynthia Young --
Map of Capa, Chim, and Taro in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 --
The films --
The Image of La Pasionaria in the Mexican Suitcase / Daniel Kowalsky --
The regulares indigenas: A forgotten history / Carole Naggar --
Museums for the people: Chim's photographs of the Palacio de Liria and the Descalzas Reales / Miriam Basilio --
Regards and Chim's photo essay of 1937 / Vanessa Rocco --
Taro and Capa. Photographs of bombings. Madrid, February 1937 / Juan José Lahuerta --
Staging a subject: Gerda Taro's exploration of civic life in Valencia, Spring 1937 / Jordana Mendelson --
Preliminary remarks on Gerda Taro's documentation of the defense of the Andalusian mining region, Córdoba Front / Irme Schaber --
Capa and Taro: Lost footage from the Córdoba Front in Henri Cartier-Bresson's documentary film With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain / Juan Salas --
The ghost of Gerda Taro / Anthony L. Geist --
Close enough: Capa in Teruel / Amanda Vaill --
Brutal nurture: coming of age in Europe's wars of social change / Helen Graham --
Capa, internment camps, Southern France, March 1939 / Marie-Hélène Meléndez --
Documenting displacement: Capa, Taro, Chim, and the visual birth of the modern refugee / Sebastiaan Faber --
Fred Stein's portraits of Gerda Taro / Rosemary Sullivan --
The photographers --
Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Cynthia Young.

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"Lost since 1939, the Mexican suitcase contains nearly 4,500 negatives documenting the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), and Gerda Taro. These films had traveled from Paris via the south of France to Mexico City, where, almost seventy years later, they were rediscovered and now reside in the collection of the International Center of Photography"-- Slipcover.

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