From Robert Whelan’s analysis of Robert Capa and his works, he did very good job to concluded every detail information about the photograph “Death of a Loyalist Solider”. All these arguments and detail evidences did convince me, and the photo is in fact not staged although many people disagree with it. I think authenticity matter a lot, especially nowadays because there are so many inauthentic works. We want the truth. But if I compare both the message and authenticity, I think message is lot more important. This is because the whole purpose of publish these works to the public is to send a message to people. Thus, if this photo “Death of a Loyalist Solider”, does its job of sending out message to public or telling the story. It finished its mission.
Professor Sandra Cheng
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