Blogging from A to Z Challenge: T is for…Gerda Taro (#AtoZChallenge)
Welcome to my April 2020 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!
Gerda Taro (1910-1937) was a German-Jewish war photographer who is known as the first female photo journalist to die in the field, covering the front lines in WWII. ““One of the world’s first and greatest war photographers,” writes Giles Trent at The Guardian, Taro “died while photographing a chaotic retreat after the Battle of Brunete, shortly after Franco’s troops had one a major victory,” just days away from her 27th birthday. ” (http://www.openculture.com/2019/06/meet-gerda-taro-the-first-female-photojournalist-to-die-on-the-front-lines.html)
Not surprisingly, given the subjects, her photos are stark, brutal, and honest. I haven’t had a chance to read all that I found online about her, but look forward to going back when I have time. Now, here are some images, in the public domain, for you:
Republican soldiers in June 1937. during the Spanish Civil War.
A 1937 image by Ms. Taro of Republican soldiers at the Navacerrada Pass in Spain.
Gerda Taro, anon. (Public Domain)
Thanks for visiting my 2020 A to Z Challenge – Letter T. You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z 2020 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).