Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro

Birth
Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 26 Jul 1937 (aged 26)
Brunete, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 97
Memorial ID 14667333 · View Source
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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


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 21 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14667333
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerda Taro (1 Aug 1910–26 Jul 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14667333, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .