Robert Capa’s 1936 Falling Soldier

While Whelan’s argument is certainly a lengthy one which includes quite a bit of research accompanied by quite a bit of speculation, it just seems to scattered and presumptuous to be convincing to me. I think that it is important for photojournalism and documentary photography to not only be accurate but to be factual. I am certainly no expert on such matters but I do not believe the photograph Falling Soldier, considered to be the greatest war photograph of all time, to be authentic. Because of other photographs that exist with the same back drop which includes identical cloud positioning, supposedly taken at different times of day, along with the inconsistent alibis interviewed by Whelan, I do not believe enough solid info exists to verify the photographs genuineness.

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