Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
The United States Enters World War II
On this day in 1941, the United States officially entered World War II. Today’s gallery presents a rare selection of color work done by the great war photographer Robert Capa as he entered the war himself. He would go on to capture some of the most lasting images from the front lines. ATLANTIC OCEAN—A crewman on the deck of a Cunard freighter that is part of an Allied convoy en route to Great Britain from the United States. The ship is carrying seven airplanes, two torpedo boats, and 12 passengers who agreed to travel at their own risk. The captain and his crew are Norwegian and have crossed the Atlantic many times during the war, 1941.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
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A photograph is not created by a photographer. What they do is just to open a little window and capture it. The world then writes itself on the film. The act of the photographer is closer to reading than it is to writing. They are the readers of the world.