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Exhibition - Gerda Taro - This is War exhibition at the Barbican
Gerda Taro (1910-1937) was a pioneering photojournalist who spent her brief but dramatic career photographing on the front lines of the Spanish Civil War.

Taro’s photographs of the war are a striking but little-known record of an important moment in the history of war photography. They are also evidence of the changing possibilities for women in Europe in the 1930s, through Taro’s personal narrative as well as her photographs of female militia members in Barcelona and Valencia.

Taro was the first woman known to have photographed in the heat of battle, and the first to die in action. Though...

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SPAIN. Republican militiawomen training on the beach, outside...
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Republican militiawoman training on the beach, outside Barcelona,...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1936

Republican militiamembers and Popular Front car, Barcelona, August...
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Three men in the window of the Hotel Colón, headquarters of the...
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Two boys on a barricade, Barcelona, August 1936
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1936

Republican militiaman and child at bullfight and military show,...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1936

SPAIN. Spanish Civil war. Boy wearing cap of the FAI (Iberian...
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Republican militiamen, Aragón front, Spain, August 1936
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Republican soldiers bearing a flag, Aragón front, Spain, August...
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SPAIN. Santa Eulalia. Aragon front. Republican soldiers. August-September...
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Republican soldiers loading artillery, Aragón front, Spain, August...
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SPAIN. Near Huesca. Aragon front. Republican soldiers. August-September...
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SPAIN. 1936. Spanish Civil War.
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 2008

SPAIN. 1936. Spanish Civil War.
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1936

Agricultural worker on bales, Aragón front, Spain, August 1936....
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1936

Haircut at the headquarters of the 5th Regiment, Madrid, August...
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Marines playing musical instruments on board the Battleship Jaime...
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Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, February/March 1937.
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Blind street musicians, Madrid, February March 1937
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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography 1937

Republican soldier stepping through a hole in a wall, University...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Republican soldiers in bunkers, University City, Madrid, February...
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Republican soldiers with binoculars, Jarama front, Spain, March...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Republican soldier reading, French Bridge, Madrid front, 1937...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Funeral of General Lukacs, Valencia, June 16th, 1937.
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Recruitment and training of the new People's Army, Valencia,...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Recruitment and training of the new People's Army, Valencia,...
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Republican soldier playing the bugle, Valencia, Spain, March...
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Air raid victim in hospital, Valencia, May 1937
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Air raid victims in the morgue, Valencia, May 1937
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Air raid victim in the morgue, Valencia, May 1937
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 2008

SPAIN. 1936. Spanish Civil War.
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Robert Capa, Segovia front, Spain, late May/early June 1937
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Republican soldiers with bloodied stretcher, Segovia front, Spain,...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Tank, Navacerrada Pass, Segovia front, Spain, late May early...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Wounded Republican soldier, Segovia front, Spain, late May early...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Two Republican soldiers with a soldier on a stretcher, Navacerrada...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

SPAIN. 1936. Spanish Civil War.
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Workers in a munitions factory, Madrid, June 1937
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Republican dinamiteros, Carabanchel neighborhood of Madrid, June...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Republican dinamiteros, Carabanchel neighborhood of Madrid, June...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Republican dinamiteros, Carabanchel neighborhood of Madrid, June...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Children amid rubble of bombed buildings, La Granjuela, Córdoba...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Republican soldiers, La Granjuela, Córdoba front, Spain, June...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Republican soldiers, La Granjuela, Córdoba front, Spain, June...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Republican soldiers, La Granjuela, Córdoba front, Spain, June...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Republican soldiers, La Granjuela, Córdoba front, Spain, June...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

Ernst Busch, Erich Weinert, and other attendees at the International...
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Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography 1937

André Malraux and other attendees at the International Congress...
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