Robert Capa – Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Spanish Civil War 1936
(A 2013 investigative documentary broadcast by Japan’s NHK reported research carried out by Kotaro Sawaki claiming that Gerda Taro should be acknowledged as the real photographer. The photo was published shortly after her death – from Wikipedia. Note: as many theories abound about this photo as “Did USA really land on the moon?” Is the photo staged, where was it taken, who took it?)
As you know the club has a print and video slideshow exhibition at the Quarry Theatre right now. They are also sharing the space with a BAFTA print exhibition of photographs taken from the Bugsy Malone film production showing at the Bedford Film Festival this weekend. Whilst not quite up to the scale and quality of the BAFTA portrait exhibition earlier this year it is still worthwhile calling in if you are passing as I am sure all of us would have been very pleased to have taken any of these shots.
Shooting with Light
Now onto a professional, touring production showing for one day only this week, Shooting With Light. It is about the true story of the female war photographer Gerda Taro who partnered Robert Capa.