From the Archive
Jan 23, 2018
by Gerda Taro © International Center of Photography
Garda Taro (born Gerta Pohorylle) is often considered the first female war photographer. Born in 1910 to a Polish-Jewish family living in Germany, she was an active anti-fascist who fled the Nazi regime. Within a year of relocating to Paris, she met Endre Friedmann, who would later change his name to Robert Capa. They fell in love and upon the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War decided to go cover the... More...