Gerda Taro (1910–1937) was a pioneering photojournalist whose brief career consisted almost exclusively of dramatic photographs from the front lines of the Spanish Civil War. Her photographs were widely reproduced in the French leftist press, and incorporated the dynamic camera angles of New Vision photographyas well as a physical and emotional closeness to her subject. Taro worked alongside Robert Capa, who was her photographic as well as romantic partner, and the two collaborated closely.

Tragic story of Gerda Taro brought to life in new book

Gerda Taro war photographer, and the companion and professional partner of photographer Robert Capa. Taro is regarded as the first female photojournalist to cover the front lines of a war and to die while doing so.

Gerda Taro. First Woman known to photograph a battle from the front lines and to die covering a war.

"Gerda Taro, Guadalajara Front, Spain" by unknown photographer. Taro is regarded as the first female photojournalist to cover the front lines of a war and to die while doing so, was the professional partner of photographer Robert Capa

First female photojournalist Gerda Taro

Leading Photographers: Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro (born Gerta Pohorylle, - German war photographer, and the companion and professional partner of photographer Robert Capa. Taro is regarded as the first female photojournalist to cover the front lines of a war and to die while doing so.

Spanish civil war. Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro [Republic militiawomen training on the beach, outside Barcelona], August 1936 © Gerda Taro/ International Center of Photography

Gerda Taro 1936-37

Gerda Taro Republican soldier stepping through a hole in a wall, University City, Madrid, February 1937

Republican dinamiteros, in the Carabanchel neighborhood of Madrid, June 1937, by Gerda Taro

Republican dinamiteros, Carabanchel neighborhood of Madrid, June Taro

Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour New Works by Photography’s Old Masters

A look inside Robert Capa’s “Mexican Suitcase,” photography from the Spanish Civil War that was long thought to be lost.

Gerda Taro. Soldados de marina tocan un instrumento musical a bordo del buque de guerra Jaime I. Almería, febrero de 1937. EFE

artwork: Gerda Taro - [Marines playing musical instruments on board the battleship Jaime I, Almería, Spain], February 1937 Gelatin silver print - © International Center of Photography - Courtesy of International Center of Photography

Gerda Taro and soldier, Córdoba front, 1936 - foto di Robert Capa

Robert Capa Gerda Taro with Republican Soldier, Córdoba Front September 1936 Gelatin Silver Print Collection of ICP ©ICP

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