Eyes of the World: Robert Capa Gerda Taro and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism by Marc Aronson & Marina Budhos | Jewish Book Council
War, romance, idealism, corruption, politics, ambition, displaced persons, artists, photographers, writers — this historical exploration of the creation of photojournalism is crammed with enough drama to fill a score of movies, beyond the many that have already depicted the shattered world before and during World War II and the Spanish Civil War. Abundantly illustrated with black and white photos by Robert Capa (née Andre Friedman), Gerda Taro (née Gerta Pohorylle), and others, the book chronicles the romance of these talented and daring young Jewish refugees against a backdrop of exhilaration and despair. The story and work of another star photographer of the era, Chim (née David Szymin), who was a colleague and close friend of Taro and Capa, also feature prominently in the book.
History has never seemed so alive. Lyrically and lucidly written, extensively researched and generously documented — with an entire section devoted to appendices, a timeline, sources and more—Eyes of the World will encourage students to pursue and record their own fascination with history.
Award-winning journalist and freelance writer, Helen Weiss Pincus, has taught memoir writing and creative writing throughout the NY Metro area to senior citizens and high school students. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Record, The Jewish Standard, and other publications. She recently added “Bubby” to her job description.