Archive - Gerda Taro
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 conflict.
While photographing the Battle of Brunete, Taro was critically injured when a Republican tank crashed into a truck she was traveling in and died the next day. Having become a recognized...