Live event: The Life and work of Gerda Taro


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Gerda Taro, the pioneering photojournalist famed for her dramatic photographs from the Spanish Civil War comes under the spotlight tonight Friday 17 October. Irme Schaber, writer and lecturer on the history of exile photography, photojournalism and print-media, will be talking about Taros’ work at the Frontline Club. As usual, if you can’t make it to the club in person we will be broadcasting the event on the Frontline Club live channel. We’ll be starting at 7.30pm UK time,

Irme Schaber, Taro’s biographer and curator of the current exhibition at the Barbican will present and talk about a wide selection of Taro’s work. Gerda Taro (1910-37) worked alongside Robert Capa, who was her photographic as well as romantic partner and the two collaborated closely. Her photographs were widely reproduced in the French press and incorporated the dynamic camera angles of New Vision photography as well as a physical and emotional closeness to her subject. While covering the crucial battle of Brunete in July 1937, Taro was struck by a tank and killed. link