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Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa (1918-2008) was born Cornell Friedmann in Budapest. The brother of photojournalist, Robert (Andre) Capa. In 1946, after serving in the US Air Force, Cornell became a Life staff photographer. After his brother's death in 1954, he joined Magnum, and when David 'Chim' Seymour died in Suez in 1956 Capa took over as president of Magnum, a post he held until 1960. In 1974 Capa founded New York City's influential International Center of Photography.

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