Robert Capa took photos from the GI landing on D-Day, at the risk of his own life. I personally do not find Whelan’s argument convincing for simple reasons. The fact that Capa put his life on the line for photos that are credited enough to be on the front lines of an actual war says a lot. Why would he stage such a simple photograph in comparison to photographs he took on Omaha Beach? I do not think it was staged, its actually amazing how he got to take the photo Death of a loyalist soldier because in a matter of a second or two he might of missed it. I think some of Whelan’s alleged arguments has some mix ups with Bill Mauldin when he recalled a different photo that was similar which now makes the credibility of Capa’s photo questionable.
Professor Sandra Cheng
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