Photo courtesy of The Capa Space
Yorktown’s photography center named after famed photographer Robert Capa is opening its new education and exhibition center.
The newest addition to The Capa Space, a photography-based education and exhibition center, will be opening its doors on December 10. The nonprofit secured the lease for its new home from Amawalk Friends Meeting House. The property is only a short walk from the graves of internationally renowned war photographer Robert Capa and his younger brother Cornell Capa. Talk about an ideal location.
The Capa Space is an environment for photographers from all walks of life to create, view, and learn about photography. It’s also a space to honor and carry on the legacy of the Capas and their work as socially conscious photographers. The founders of The Capa Space, Elise Graham and Tim Hartung, have both lived in Yorktown for over 30 years.
The opening exhibit at the new house will be Empathy and Empowerment: The Documentary Photography of José Alvarado Jr., running from December 10 to February 25. The photographer, José Alvarado Jr., is a New York-based Puerto Rican photographer who graduated from Yorktown High School before receiving a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Alvarado Jr.’s work, which mainly focuses on long-form storytelling, has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker, among other publications. One of the photographer’s goals is to have his photographs spark discussion and spread awareness about certain struggles within a community.
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Next on the lineup for the center is a retrospective display of Robert Capa’s work as a man known in the press and to many as the “greatest war photographer in the world.” The center will be showing his photos from five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Sino-Japanese War, World War II, the 1938 Arab-Israeli War, and the French Indochina War. Capa was killed by a landmine in 1954 while photographing the French Indochina War.
Be sure to check out the center’s website for a full list of events.
The Capa Space
2467 Quaker Church Rd