Sunday, October 26, 2008

This is War! at Barbican ArtGallery

To be honest, I was expecting more from this exhibition. Not more pictures. It fails for the excess of rooms. I reckon most of Robert Capa and Gerda images was too photojournalistic, nothing but a document from what happened at Spanish Civil War, Leipzing and D-day. It lacks some kind of Lee Miller's emotion. Paul Chan videos were tremendously boring. Omar's Fast shoot was the only extreme memory I'm going to carry over.

"Robert Capa (1913–1954) is one of the leading photographers of the twentieth century and defined how modern warfare was photographed.

This exhibition, which includes over 150 images, some never-before-seen photographs and newly discovered documents, illuminates Capa’s working process and features many of the photographs that have become iconic images of war."

My favorites from Robert Capa: