Gerda Taro

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NameGerta Pohorylle
Professional NameGerda Taro
BornAugust 1, 1910
BirthplaceStuttgart, German Empire
DiedJuly 26, 1937
Place of DeathBrunete, Madrid, Spanish Republic
Years Active1935–1937
EmployerAlliance Photo
PartnerRobert Capa (1935–1937)
ParentsHeinrich Pohorylle (father), Gisela Boral (mother)
Resting PlaceCimetière du Père-Lachaise, Paris, France
SignificanceFirst woman photojournalist to have died while covering the frontline in a war; companion and professional partner of Robert Capa, sharing the alias “Robert Capa”
Early LifeBorn into a middle-class Jewish family in Germany; opposed the Nazi Party; arrested for distributing anti-Nazi propaganda; fled to Paris at age 23, separating from her family

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