Parachutes and Pessimists


Martin Munkacsi, [Student pilots with parachutes, Schleissieim flying school, near Munich], 1928 (2009.6.9)


USSR in Construction, August 1935 (2012.13.22)


Vu, August 11, 1937 (2011.7.180)


Front 7, 1943 (2006.6.4)

Robert Capa 937

Robert Capa, [American paratroopers spearheading the Allied invasion of Germany, near Wesel, Germany], March 24, 1945

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.

–G. B. Stern


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Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the International Center of Photography, New York
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