The Robert Capa Gold Medal 1969

Excerpt from the 1970 Dateline for The Robert Capa Gold Medal for 1969:


Robert Capa Award for superlative photography requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad

On September 9, 1969, Look magazine published a moving photographic essay on the events in Czechoslovakia of the previous year.

“A Death to Remember” told of people, who struggling toward their dream of democratic Socialism, awoke to a nightmare of repression, the exclusive photographs were smuggled out of Prague and document the sorrows not soon to be forgotten.