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...