Photojournalist Cornell Capa, May 23 Pioneer photojournalist Cornell Capa, who founded the International Center of Photography and illuminated social and political topics from the campaigns of the Kennedy brothers to the destruction of native cultures in Latin America, died on Friday, May 23, 2008, at his New York City home at the age of 90. Capa was a Life magazine staff photographer from 1946 to 1954. Capa was best known for his empathetic photo coverage on social topics, including the destruction of native cultures in Latin America, mental retardation in children, the aging of the U.S. population, Jewish heritage and youthful Wall Street entrepreneurs. During the 1960s, Cornell Capa produced notable picture essays on the Russian Orthodox church, Moscow Ballet School, Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, and the political campaigns of Adlai Stevenson, John and Robert Kennedy and Nelson Rockefeller. He was credited with coining the term "Concerned Photographer" to define the concept of using the craft to illuminate humanitarian issues.
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