U.S. 285, New Mexico, 1955
Frank asked Jack Kerouac to write the introduction to The Americans. Of this photograph, Kerouac wrote: “Long shot of night road arrowing forlorn into immensities and flat of impossible-to-believe America in New Mexico under the prisoner’s moon.”
On the road from Barcelona to the French border, January 25-27, 1939
“With the fall of Barcelona and fascist rule over Spain clearly imminent, thousands of Spanish civillians sought refuge and political asylum in France. Early on the morning of January 25, 1939, with the fascists only ten miles from Barcelona, Capa left the city and headed north on the coastal road toward the French border. One journalist who accompanied him wrote that as they drove, they “overtook thousands and thousands of refugees, in carts, on mules, afoot, begging rides in trucks and cars, and always wearily struggling forward to that inhospitable frontier which still remained grimly closed to them.” Beginning on January 28, some 400,000 Spanish men, women, and children would cross the border.”
From Robert Capa: The Definitive Collection
Robert Capa is, by far, the greatest conflict photographer ever. Never has there been a man so dedicated to his craft, risking life time and time again.