Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
On June 6, 1944, “D-Day,” Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. Magnum founder Robert Capa accompanied the first wave of troops and documented this pivotal day in history. DORSET, WEYMOUTH, England—Onboard the anchored U.S. Coast Guard transport ship Samuel Chase. Planning the D-Day landings, using a model of Omaha Beach, June 1-5, 1944.
Book of the Week
by Chris Steele-Perkins
The impetus for this three-year project began when Steele - Perkins was offered a gift from his Japanese wife of the famous book by nineteenth-century master printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "36 Views of Mount Fuji". Struck by the verisimilitude of the prints as historical documents of the life of the peoples around the mountain - woodcutters, fishermen, peasants, aristocrats - as well as the beauty and spiritual aspect of the area, Steele-Perkins began to research further.
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I don't care so much anymore about 'good photography.' I am gathering evidence for history.