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Cornell Capa dies age 90

Cornell Capa dies age 90 - Magnum photographer Cornell Capa, brother of the infamous Robert Capa, has passed away aged 90.

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Magnum photographer Cornell Capa has passed away aged 90 at his home in New York.

Cornell became a Life Staff photographer in 1946 after serving in the US Air Force. He then joined Magnum photos in 1954 after the death of his brother, Robert Capa, and became president of the company two years later – a post which he held until 1960.

Cornell was mostly known for his pioneering study of mentally retarded children and old age in America, as well as his coverage of the electoral campaigns of Jon and Robert Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson and Nelson Rockefeller. He had also written several books including Farewell to Eden (1964) and New Breed on Wall Street (1969).

In 1974 he founded New Yorks' influential International Center of Photography, of which he was director for many years.


To view Cornell's Magnum portfolio, please click here.


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