This into our Press Photo History Project …
Updated 15 October: From the Ryerson Image Centre in Canada with a selection of prints! here
First published on March 13 2020:
In 1937 Dutch photographer Carel Blazer went to the Spanish Civil War on the side of the republican government. Helped by cineasts Joris Ivens and Luis Bunuel (who was stationed at the Paris embassy of the republic then) he had the opportunity to make pictures in hospitals, schools and sometimes at the front. He met with Robert Capa and was there when Ernest Hemingway handed over the ambulances that Hollywood and New York artists donated to the republic in danger.
We are really excited to know where Carel Blazer, then 25 year old, made his reports in 1937. His photographs were in the Spanish Pavilion at the Paris World Exhibition that year. He has told about it shortly before he died, now 40 years ago. …read on and help PressPhotoHistory.com