Nov 4, 2003

The Funeral and the Procession
Some photographers are safe behind the camera’s lens. Distanced. But Capa and his camera were always moving closer: closer to the soldiers eating lunch amid the rubble beneath the statue of an angel, closer to the priest making the sign of the cross above the caskets of dead children, closer to the old man smiling at the boy with the gun upon his back, closer to the pretty face beneath a bloody bandage. “If your picture isn’t good enough,” he said, “you’re not close enough.”