MEXICO CITY.- A long-lost set of negatives of pictures taken by Robert Capa during the Spanish Civil War, David Seymour and Gerda Taro have turned up in Mexico City. Robert Capa died in Vietnam in 1954 believing that the set of negatives Around 3,500 negatives were found. Capa believed right up to his death in Vietnam in 1954 that this set of negatives had been taken by the Germans when they invaded Paris. Capa had left Paris in 1939 for the U.S.
Mexican general Francisco Aguilar González took the negatives back to Mexico.
Art expert Trisha Ziff, who was involved in the recover of this material stated that the images will be part of a great exhibition on the Spanish Civil War which could take place in 2009. The negatives are now with the International Centre of Photography in New York.