Photographer. She was born Gerda Pohorylle in Sttutgart, Germany, of Polish origin. An opponent of Fascism from a young age, she moved to Paris in 1933 and began work as a photographer for the magazines "Vu" and "Regards". There she became the companion of fellow-photographer photographer Robert Capa. In 1936, Taro and Capa went to Spain to cover the Civil War. Shortly after taking photos of the Battle of Brunete, she was accidentally crushed by a tank. Robert Capa wrote a book about her, entitled "Death in the Making." Taro's work was exhibited in New York in 1938, and the American newspapers considered her the first woman photographer killed in war action. Only few days before her death, she said: "When you think about all that people that we knew, and that have died in this war, you have the feeling that being alive is something disloyal." She was buried in Paris.
Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni