Gerda Taro
Person - Taro, Gerda (1910-1937)

Taro, Gerda (1910-1937)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Taro, Gerda (1910-1937)Other forms

Fechas de existencia:

1910-08-01 - 1937-07-26

History:

She was a German photographer. She was born in 1910 from a Jewish family of modest traders. After Hitler achieved the power in 1933, she moved to Paris where she met Robert Capa who was her partner in life and photography. However, her work his much less known that Capa's. She worked as a graphic reporter for "Ce Soir". At the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, she came to Spain together with Robert in order to work as war graphic reporters.There is evidence of his membership to the register of photographers of the Defense Committee of Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. She died during the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War because of the severe wounds provoked by a tank which fell on her. She was not even 27 years old. She is considered to be the first female photographer who died during a conflict.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

 

Occupations

Places

Lugar de Residencia:

París (Francia)

Subjects

sexo:

Mujer

(Función) Desempeña/lleva a cabo/realiza:

Fotoperiodismo

Sources

Arroyo Jiménez, Lorna; Doménech Fabregat, Hugo (2015). «Gerda Taro y los orígenes del fotoperiodismo moderno en la Guerra Civil española», Fotocinema. Revista científica de cine y fotografía.

Fortes, Susana (2009). Esperando a Robert Capa. Barcelona: Editorial Planeta.

Olmeda, Fernando (2007). Gerda Taro, fotógrafa de guerra: el periodismo como testigo de la historia. Barcelona: Editorial Debate.

Related Authorities

Capa, Robert (1913-1954)  ( Es pareja de; Con su compañera Gerda Taro, David Seymour (Chim) y su amigo de la infancia Imre "Chiki" Weisz formaron un equipo de fotógrafos de origen judío que trabajaron conjuntamente en España desde los inicios de la Guerra Civil. A ellos se uniría, después de la muerte de Gerda, Maurice Ochshorn, fotógrafo polaco de origen judío, oficial médico de las Brigadas Internacionales y prisionero de guerra en España a la caída del Frente de Aragón, en marzo o abril de1938, hasta la finalización de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. )

Associative relations :

Ochshorn, Maurice (1911-?)  ( Es colega/ amigo de )

Regards (1931. Paris)  ( Es empleado en/trabaja en )

Seymour, David (1911-1956)  ( Colabora con )

Weisz, Imre (1911-2007)  ( Es colega/ amigo de )

External Links

Catálogo de Autoridades:

LIBRIS

Fuente hemerográfica:

New York Times

Obras publicadas:

VIAF

Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España