On 6 June 1944, the Allied forces opened up a second front in Normandy to liberate France from the German occupation. 90,000 Allied troops landed on the Omaha Beach, codename for Coleville-Sur-Mer. Many were killed by German troops but the Allies managed to defeat the Germans, thus liberating France in the coming months.
Robert Capa, a war correspondent and photographer for LIFE magazine, landed with E Company of the 16th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division on Easy Red Sector of Omaha Beach to photograph the landing. For 90 minutes during the first wave of landings, Capa used four rolls of 35mm film to take his 106 photos which he delivered to a darkroom assistant for development. Unfortunately, too much heat was used to dry the negatives, the emulsions melted and ran down. Only eleven photographs survived. Here are nine.
Photos by Robert Capa / Magnum Photos
Photographic soap bubble studies by Santiago Betancur Z that look like planetsPhotographer and painter Santiago Betancur Z explores the intersection between science and abstract art in his photographic studies of bubbles, as well as producing life-size figure painting. In his photographs and video recordings, Betancur Z captures imagery of soap bubbles against dark backgrounds, showcasing the random kaleidoscopic color and light effects produced by the delicate spheres, and the chance allusions that occur in their surfaces