Gerda Taro: The Legendary Life in an Easy Mind MapNancy
Gerda Taro was a famous and admired photographer and is also considered as the world first woman photojournalist died in the frontline in a war. On 1st August 2018 was her 108th anniversary. You can see more about her legendary life highlights by clicking on the below mind map.
The Early Life of Gerda Taro
Taro came from a middle-class family in Germany. She studied in the Queen Charlotte High School and a business college during here young period. In 1929, her family moved to Leipzig, Germany, but at the age of 23, Taro was separated from her parents and brother and moved to Paris on her own. In 1935, Gerda Taro became a personal assistant of Endre Friedmann, who is also a photojournalist. She also improved her photography skills during the employment of Alliance Photo as a picture editor.
Gerda Taro During the Spanish Civil War
Taro moved to Barcelona, Spain when the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936. She and her partner Endre worked together from the northeastern to the south in Spain. They used a Rollei camera to produce Leica pictures, which were demanded by many international presses and publication agencies. Later, Taro went to the frontlines of some other regions by herself.
Death of Gerda Taro
During the Battle of Brunete, Taro went to the frontline by car with wounded soldiers. A tank crashed into the car by accident and Taro suffered serve wounds. Then she was sent to EI Goloso English hospital and died on 26 July 1937. A few days later on her 27th birthday, she was buried in Paris.
Main Legacies of Gerda Taro
- In 2007, the International Center of Photography in New York held the very first exhibition that displayed Taro’s photographs.
- In 2011, a documentary film named The Mexican Suitcase recorded some works of Gerda Taro during the Spanish Civil War.
- A photography festival in Leipzig displayed Taro’s Spanish Civil War photographs.
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