Robert Capa – D Day

The sensitivity of working on film can be clearly presented through the famous events of Robert Capa photographing D Day in 1944. After capturing 106 frames in one of the heaviest landings in the D Day events, only 11 frames survived. In the processing stage of the images, the film was melted, instantly destroying the images. As Capa was the only photographer at the scene, the biggest seaborne invasion in history is now presented through just 11 images.

This event demonstrates how important it is to capture the moment correctly on film, as you only get one take. But following this, the post processing is just as important to get the images of the film exposed correctly. Then keeping these image safe, to ensure they are preserved. Along side this, the thought that it doesn’t present the whole event, what else happened? We will never be able to see as these 11 images are what we take as the truth.



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