Gerda Taro
German photographer
Gerda Taro
Gerda Taro was born into a Jewish family that migrated from Galicia to Germany. She became a war photographer, and the companion and professional partner of photographer Robert Capa. Taro is regarded often as the first female photojournalist to cover the front lines of a war and to die while doing so.
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Pasado desde el Presente en la oferta de arte de la Ciudad Condal - InfoENPUNTO
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Una selección del contenido de aquella maleta, con trabajos de los fotógrafos Capa, Gerda Taro y 'Chim' realizados durante la contienda, sin noticias de ella desde 1939 hasta que en 1995 reapareció en México. Contenía 126 carretes con 4.500
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Tales of <i>The Mexican Suitcase</i> - TIME
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For years there persisted a rumor that a suitcase, lost in the chaos of World War II, containing the negatives of photojournalists Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David “Chim” Seymour taken during the Spanish Civil War had survived
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La maleta perdida de Robert Capa 'se abre' en Barcelona - Lainformacion.com
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Del 6 de octubre de 2010 al 15 de enero de 2012 el MNAC, el Museu Nacional d&#39;Art de Catalunya, expondrá parte del material de la famosa maleta mexicana de Robert Capa, con instantáneas tomadas en la Guerra Civil española por el autor, Gerda Taro y
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L'ombre de la guerre - Télérama.fr
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Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, Margaret Bourke-White, Eugene Smith, Gilles Caron, Paolo Pellegrin, Laurent Van Der Stock... De la guerre d&#39;Espagne (1936) à l&#39;actuel conflit afghan, « L&#39;ombre de la guerre » présente la plupart des grands photojournalistes
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'The Tree of Life' Wins FIPRESCI Prize & San Sebastian's 'Made In Spain ... - Indie Wire (blog)
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Documentary on the 4500 negatives taken by prestigious photographers Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David “Chim” Seymour during the Spanish Civil War; negatives given up for lost during the war and found in a Mexico City apartment 70 years later
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AFI Latin American Film Festival Selects 'The Mexican Suitcase' For Opener - Indie Wire (blog)
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Contained in the suitcase were 4500 unique negatives, the work of three young European photographers: Robert Capa, David “Chim” Seymour and Gerda Taro. Exiles from different places (Hungary, Poland, Germany), they had become fast friends in Paris
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Exponen La maleta mexicana de Capa - Informador.com.mx
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... en México sobre la Guerra Civil Española (1936-39), llegarán el próximo 6 de octubre al Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (MNAC), en una exposición denominada La maleta mexicana, que incluye imágenes de Robert Capa, Gerda Taro y David Seymour
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Listening at Latinbeat, Looking In on Ol' Blue Eyes - Wall Street Journal
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Directed by Trisha Ziff, the film details the find&#39;s significance to Mr. Capa&#39;s legacy, particularly in how it amplifies the efforts of Gerda Taro and David &quot;Chim&quot; Seymour, anti-fascist Eastern Europeans who joined the Hungarian photographer at the
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Le mystère de « la valise mexicaine de Capa » - l'Humanité
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Les Rencontres internationales de la photographie d&#39;Arles ont commencé avec une exposition phare montrant les négatifs mythiques de Capa, Chim et Gerda Taro pris pendant la guerre civile espagnole et longtemps égarés. «La camarade Gerda Taro nous a
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La Guerra Civil Española revive en Arles, con fotos de la "valija mexicana" - Terra Perú
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Todo el dolor de la Guerra Civil española vuelve a golpear el alma en Arles, sur de Francia, que expone fotos de Robert Capa, &quot;Chim&quot; y Gerda Taro provenientes de la famosa &quot;valija mexicana&quot;, descubierta a fines del 2007 en México tras años de estar
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Újra Európában Capa "mexikói bőröndje" - Origo
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A felvételeket Robert Capa, a magyar származású világjáró haditudósító, valamint élettársa, Gerda Taro és Chim (David Seymour) készítette. Mexikóinak azért nevezik ezt az anyagot, mert miután 1940-ben nyoma veszett, a titokzatos bőrönd fél évszázaddal
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Le mystère de la Valise Mexicaine - Photographie.com
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Présentée au Musée Départemental de l&#39;Arles Antique, l&#39;exposition &quot;la Valise mexicaine&quot; immortalise le travail de Robert Capa, Gerda Taro et Chim (David Seymour). Perdue depuis 1939, elle contient les pellicules de ces trois photographes qui ont
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Valise mexicana de Capa deixa à mostra seus tesouros - AFP
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A &quot;valise&quot;, composta, na realidade, de três pequenas caixas, apresenta seus tesouros: 4.500 negativos sobre a tragédia espanhola, entre 1936 e 1939, realizados por Robert Capa, mas também por sua companheira Gerda Taro e por Chim (David Seymour)
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La Valise mexicaine - Télérama.fr
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Dès juillet 1936, Capa part au combat avec Gerda Taro et Chim munis de leurs appareils. Comme le rappellent les photos exposées à Arles, chacun a son style. « Gerda Taro, la plus radicale, regarde la mort en face, explique la cinéaste Trisha Ziff (1)
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4.500 negativos para pensar en aquella España - El País.com (España)
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Naturalmente, la aventura repasa la historia de Capa y sus colegas de correrías en la Guerra Civil, donde el húngaro se convirtió en el fotorreportero de leyenda: &quot;Hay que tener claro que Robert Capa, David Seymour y Gerda Taro eran antifascistas
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PhotoEspaña, review - Telegraph.co.uk
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Photo: GERDA TARO From the exhibtion &#39;A Hard, Merciless Light: Worker Photography movement 1926-1939, at the Reine Sofia Museum, part of PhotoEspana 2011. Photo: EUGEN HELIG From the exhibtion &#39;A Hard, Merciless Light: Worker Photography movement
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    TWENTIES
  • 1937
    Age 26
    Taro suffered critical wounds and died the next day, July 26, 1937.
    More Details Hide Details The circumstances of Taro's death have been questioned by British journalist Robin Stummer, writing in the New Statesman magazine. Stummer cited Willy Brandt, later Chancellor of West Germany, and a friend of Taro's during the Spanish Civil War, that she had been the victim of the Stalinist purge of Communists and Socialists in Spain not aligned to Moscow. However, Stummer provided no other evidence for this claim. In an interview with the Spanish daily El País, a nephew of a Republican soldier at the Battle of Brunete explained that she had died in an accident. According to the eye-witness account, she had been run over by a reversing tank and she died from her wounds in El Goloso English hospital a few hours later. Due to her political commitment, Taro had become an anti-fascist figure. On August 1, on what would have been her 27th birthday, the French Communist Party gave her a grand funeral in Paris, buried her at Père Lachaise Cemetery, and commissioned Alberto Giacometti to create a monument for her grave.
    Reporting the Valencia bombing alone, Gerda Taro attained the photographs which are her most celebrated. Also, in July 1937, Taro's photographs were in demand by the international press when, alone, she was covering the Brunete region near Madrid for Ce Soir.
    More Details Hide Details Although the Nationalist propaganda claimed that the region was under its control, the Republican forces had in fact forced that faction out. Taro's camera was the only testimony of the actual situation. During her coverage of the Republican army retreat at the Battle of Brunete, Taro hopped onto the footboard of a car that was carrying wounded soldiers when a Republican tank crashed into its side.
    However, for some time in 1937 they produced similar 135 film pictures together under the label of Capa&Taro.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently, Taro attained some independence. She refused Capa's marriage proposal. Also, she became publicly related to the circle of anti fascist European intellectuals (Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell) who crusaded particularly for the Spanish Republic. The Ce Soir, a leftist newspaper of France, signed her for publishing Taro's works only. Then, she began to commercialize her production under the Photo Taro label. Regards, Life, Illustrated London News and Volks-Illustrierte were amongst those publications.
  • 1936
    Age 25
    In 1936, Pohorylle received her first photojournalist credential.
    More Details Hide Details Then, she and Friedmann devised a plan. Both took news photographs, but these were sold as the work of the non-existent American photographer Robert Capa, which was a convenient name overcoming the increasing political intolerance prevailing in Europe and belonging in the lucrative American market. Capa was derived from Friedmann's Budapest street nickname "Cápa" which means "Shark" in Hungarian. The secret did not last long, but Friedman kept the more commercial name "Capa" for his own name, while Pohorylle adopted the professional name of "Gerda Taro" after the Japanese artist Tarō Okamoto and Swedish actress Greta Garbo. The two worked together to cover the events surrounding the coming to power of the Popular Front in 1930s France. When the Spanish Civil War broke out (1936), Gerda Taro travelled to Barcelona, Spain, to cover the events with Capa and David "Chim" Seymour. Taro acquired the nickname of La pequeña rubia ("The little blonde"). They covered the war together at northeastern Aragon and at the southern Córdoba. Always together under the common, bogus signature of Robert Capa, they were successful through many important publications (the Swiss Züricher Illustrierte, the French Vu). Their early war photos are distinguishable since Taro used a Rollei camera which rendered squared photographs while Capa produced rectangular Leica pictures.
  • 1935
    Age 24
    In 1935, she met the photojournalist Endre Friedmann, a Hungarian Jew, becoming his personal assistant and learning photography.
    More Details Hide Details They fell in love. Pohorylle began to work for Alliance Photo as a picture editor.
  • 1933
    Age 22
    In 1933, she was arrested and detained for distributing anti-Nazi propaganda.
    More Details Hide Details Eventually, the entire Pohorylle household was forced to leave Nazi Germany toward different destinations. Taro would not see her family again. Escaping the anti-Semitism of Hitler's Germany, Pohorylle moved to Paris in 1934.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Born
    Born in 1910.
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