The Mexican Suitcase

A treasure trove...

In Madrid I happened upon a unique collection in the annals of Spanish Civil War. Robert Capa considered a pioneer of photojournalism provided the iconic Falling Soldier image. Negatives of his, David Chim and Gerda Taro were thought lost when Capa fled Paris in 1940. The collection formed a heavily circulated body of work sympathetic to the Republic. The collection of 4,500 fortunately resurfaced in 2007 in Mexico and until September 2012, part of the La Maleta Mexicana collection - Círculo de Bellas Artes. Unfortunately, my camera is limited, but hopefully it gives a flavour of the collection.

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tiajoseph7
May 31 2013 07:18

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Pal
Mar 3 2014 03:57

Wow this is definitely a great find - a suitcase historical treasure. The pictures look great. People who are studying the history of Mexico can certainly get a lot of very useful facts and ideas from looking at the pictures alone.

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