So Close, So Good – Five Classic Photographs.

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Our pick of five classic photographs that potently exemplifies Robert Capa’s famous quote “If your picture isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

1.  FRANCE. Arras. March 23rd, 1945. An American Parachutist preparing to board the plane for the jump accross the Rhine River, by Robert Capa.

Copyright Cornell Capa/Magnum Photos

2.  Alabama, 1994 – Prisoner on the chain gang, by James Nachtwey.

Copyright James Nachtwey

3. HAITI. Port-au-Prince. Cemetery, by Bruce Gilden

Copyright Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos

4. USA. New York City. 1998. Immigrants sleeping on a fire escape to avoid summer heat, by Chien-Chi Chang

Copyright Chien-Chi Chang/Magnum Photos

5.  Chechnya, 1996 – Ruins of central Grozny, by James Nachtwey.

Copyright James Nachtwey.

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Comments 3

  1. “If your picture isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”!! ! …content! ! ! content is Every thing ! ! !

  2. These photos are great. Thank you for posting them.

    Many of the great photos are indeed taken at close range.

    I really like how there are some photographers that can just seem to get the pictures at close range with no problem.

    Thanks again for the posting.

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