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

About erinbarnett

Assistant Curator, Collections at the International Center of Photography, New York
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