Robert Capa was a Hungarian combat photographer, he was born October 1913 and died May 25th 1954. His photos portrayed war and action, this took him all over the world and to many wars he was in New York for WWII as he had moved from Paris. It was in New York where he called himself André Friedman and created the name Robert Capa with his companion.
He died when he stepped on a land mine on a battle field in Indochina,
Have a look at some other photographs and here is some more history of Robert Capa