Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism

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Much more than the photojournalism history promised in the title I think this book could comfortably fit in with a living book high school history list as I received a thorough education on Spain's Civil War within its pages. These two photojournalists were also contemporaries of  Langston Hughes, George Orwell, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway. The book is chock full of historical photos, a timeline, and appendices which add to the understanding of events so long ago.

Robert Capo and Gerda Taro both began their careers at a time when it seemed like every part of the world was in turmoil. It is reminiscent of today and appendix 3 which compares the events in the book with the Syrian War is perfect in helping teens understand events of today.

I borrowed this book from the Chicago Public Library after seeing it on the Cybils nomination list and read it on my Oasis. I'm purchasing this book in the book, book form as a gift for my photographer daughter as the book is coffee table style and the photos are excellent, and I'm sure look a million times better in print.

Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism By Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos