The Mexican Suitcase
Edited by Cynthis Young.
Sometimes, even in the world of photography, miracles happen. On 19 December 2007, three battered, commonplace cardboard boxes arrived at the International Center of Photography in New York. Within these boxes was the so-called Mexican Suitcase--a treasure trove of photographic history believed lost since World War II, which contained the negatives of the legendary Spanish Civil War photographs of Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour (known as Chim). The Mexican Suitcase contained 126 rolls of film, mostly shot between May 1936 and spring 1939, that are an inestimable record of innovative war photography and of a definitive episode in Spanish history. This volume documents the trove.