The Falling Soldier or Death of a Loyalist Soldier is indeed the greatest war photograph. According to “Proving that Robert Capa’s “Falling Soldier” is Genuine: A Detective Story” the arguments Whelan brings is pretty convincing on my part. Whelan was explaining that the photograph was proved to be staged but no one ever questioned it. Whelan had few people accusing that the photograph may be fake, that is because there were other few images that may also be staged at the same time of this photograph. I completely think that the Falling Soldier photograph is staged. It is highly unlikely for Capa to know that this particular man will get shot. Especially there isn’t any sign of blood and Capa is in the standing visible to everyone, how come he didn’t get shot? or maybe he did..who knows. But all these inquires suggests that Capa staged this photograph to states its purpose of war. I believe the authenticity does not really matter because when something is genuine it means that it is real but this photograph is very much staged.
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