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A Russian Journal, published by John Steinbeck in , and accompanied by the distinguished war photographer Robert Capa, is an eyewitness account of. John Steinbeck and Robert Capa's seminal book offers an account of everyday life in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Steinbeck and Capa's account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing. Just after the Iron Curtain fell on.
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We made our plans in this way: If we could do it, it would be good, and a good story. And if we couldn't do it, we would have a story too, the story of not russian journal steinbeck able to do it.
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Together we decided on several things: We should not go in with chips on our shoulders and we should try to be neither critical nor favorable. We would try to do honest reporting, to set down what we saw and heard without editorial comment, without drawing conclusions about things we didn't know sufficiently, and without russian journal steinbeck angry at the delays of bureaucracy.
We knew there would be many things we couldn't understand, many things we wouldn't like, many things that would make us uncomfortable.
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In due time our application for visas went to Moscow, and within a reasonable russian journal steinbeck mine came through. I went over to the Russian Consulate in New York, and the Consul General said, 'We agree that russian journal steinbeck is a good thing to do, but why do you have to take a cameraman?
We have lots of cameramen in the Soviet Union. If the thing is to be done at all, it must be done as a whole, as a collaboration.
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Here we must explain something that we found to be true during our whole trip. The camera is one of the most frightening of modern weapons, particularly to people who have been in warfare, who have been bombed and shelled, for at the back of a bombing russian journal steinbeck is invariably a photograph.
In back of ruined towns, and cities, and factories, there is aerial mapping, or spy mapping, usually with a russian journal steinbeck.
Therefore the camera is a feared instrument, and a man with a camera is suspected and watched wherever he russian journal steinbeck. And if you do not believe this, try to take your Brownie No.
In the minds of most people today the camera is the forerunner of destruction, and it is russian journal steinbeck, and rightly so. I don't think Capa and I really ever thought that we would be able to do the job we wanted to do.
That we were able to do it is as much a surprise to us as to anyone else. We were surprised when our visas came through, and we held a mild celebration with Willy behind the bar when they did.