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us: Taro, Gerta, 1910-1937


  • [Gerta Taro, 1910-1937, birth name Gerta Pohorylle, was a German-born Polish photojournalist and war photographer. She met fellow photographer Endre Friedmann in Paris in 1934, and the two collaborated, initially selling their photos under the joint pseudonym of Robert Capa. Eventually, Friedmann retained the name Robert Capa, while she published her own work under the name Gerta Taro. She died in Spain in 1937 during her coverage of the Battle of Brunete, the first female photojournalist to die on the front lines of a war.]

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    • us: Taro, Gerda, 1910-1937
    • us: Taro, Gerta, 1911-1937
    • us: Pohorylle, Gerta, 1910-1937
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    • Taro, Gerta, 1911-1937
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    • found: Gerta Taro, c1994: t.p.; p.7, etc. (Gerda or Gerta Taro; 1911-1937)
    • found: Vaill, Amanda. Hotel Florida, 2014: page xx (Gerta Pohorylle; Gerda Taro; Polish-born German photographer) page 27-28 (Gerda; Gerta; Polish citizen; father: Heinrich Pohorylle, egg merchant in Stuttgart; arrested in 1933 for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets; initially shared pseudonym Robert Capa with AndrĂ© Friedmann)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 9, 2014 (Gerda Taro; born August 1, 1910, died July 26, 1937; first female photojournalist to serve on front lines of a war and die while doing so; born in Stuttgart, middle class Jewish Galician family; family forced to flee Germany and permanently separated; she moved to Paris 1934 and met Endre Friedmann, learned photography from him; the two sold their photos under the name Robert Capa; she adopted the pseudonym Gerda Taro and Friedmann kept the name Robert Capa; traveled to Barcelona 1936 to photograph the Spanish Civil War; began publishing her photos solo; died during her coverage of the Battle of Brunete)
    • found: Sunday salon with Greg Fallis, Utata Tribal Photography, via WWW, July 9, 2014: (Gerda Taro; born 1 August 1910; at first followed the New Vision school, which intended to shatter old traditions of perception and visual representation by using unfamiliar approaches: extreme angles, fragmented close-ups, strangely oriented horizon lines, abstract forms; after being on the front lines in Spain adopted a journalistic style) {http://www.utata.org/sundaysalon/gerda-taro/}
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    • [Gerta Taro, 1910-1937, birth name Gerta Pohorylle, was a German-born Polish photojournalist and war photographer. She met fellow photographer Endre Friedmann in Paris in 1934, and the two collaborated, initially selling their photos under the joint pseudonym of Robert Capa. Eventually, Friedmann retained the name Robert Capa, while she published her own work under the name Gerta Taro. She died in Spain in 1937 during her coverage of the Battle of Brunete, the first female photojournalist to die on the front lines of a war.]
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