the mexican suitcase

April 30, 2009

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(photo: tony cenicola/the new york times)

there is a great piece on the nytimes website today about ‘the mexican suitcase’ a collection of negatives by robert capa, gerda taro, & david seymour (chim) that had been untouched for over 70 years. the cardboard boxes contained 126 rolls of film (4,300 negatives!) taken during the spanish civil war.

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crowd outside morgue after air raid, valencia, may 1937, by gerda taro

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One Response to “the mexican suitcase”

  1. cake. Says:

    whoa, this is intense.


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