Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro

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In 1934, after reading John Dos Passos' 1919, Gerda Taro left her home in Stuttgart for Paris. There she met the now legendary photographer Robert Capa, with whom she traveled to Spain at the start of the Civil War. As his lover and photographic partner--and as his manager--she is often credited with launching his career. She was also the first woman photojournalist to enter the heat of battle. The couple worked together until Taro was killed while photographing a crucial clash near Madrid in July 1937, just six days shy of her twenty-sixth birthday. The International Center of Photography holds by far the world's largest collection of Taro's work, including approximately 200 prints as well as original negatives. This selective survey of the ICP's holdings is organized chronologically, and set in context with the inclusion of magazine layouts; it is the first major collection of Gerda Taro's photographs ever more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 220.98 x 284.48 x 20.32mm | 1,088.62g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • 80 tritone plates
  • 3865215327
  • 9783865215321
  • 1,210,802

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