If your pictures aren t good enough, you aren t close enough Robert CapaRobert Capa and Gerda Taro were young Jewish refugees, idealistic and in love As photographers in the s, they set off to capture their generation s most important struggle the fight against fascism Among the first to depict modern warfare, Capa, Taro, and their friend Chim took powerful photographs of the Spanish Civil War that went straight from the action to news magazines They brought a human face to war with their iconic shots of a loving couple resting, a wary orphan, and, always,andrefugees people driven from their homes by bombs, guns, and planesToday, our screens are flooded with images from around the world But Capa and Taro were pioneers, bringing home the crises and dramas of their time and helping give birth to the idea of bearing witness through technologyWith a cast of characters ranging from Langston Hughes and George Orwell to Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway, and packed with dramatic photos, posters, and cinematic magazine layouts, here is Capa and Taro s riveting, tragic, and ultimately inspiring storyThis thoroughly researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum