Homework #8

Looking at Robert Capa’s picture “Death of a Loyalist Soldier,” it is easy to make many assumptions. It is understandable why people think that the photo is fake, but I disagree. After reading the passage and discussing it in class, I thought about the reasons why it is not staged. Firstly, the man in the photograph’s face shows real shock and pain. No matter how many time a shot is taken, there cant be a moment that can capture true pain, which is all I see in this image. Also, Capa was known for getting into dangerous situation to take these photographs, so why lie and set this one up? In this case, I don’t believe authenticity matters because it still portrayed what soldiers were going through during these wars. If it was staged or not, it still had great impact on all who saw it.

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