Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro

This is Gerda Taro. History remembers her as the first woman to cover the front lines of a war and to die while doing so.

From a young age Gerda lived a fearless life. Born to a German Jewish family, in her late teens and early twenties she joined leftist groups and distributed anti-Nazi information. For this she was imprisoned.

In the mid 1930’s, she fled from Nazi Germany to Paris, where she took up photography. Then the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936, and Greta decided to go there to cover the events.

While in Spain, she became known as La pequeña rubia (The little blond). Gerda was an important photographer during this war. Her images were demanded by press all around the world.

Sadly it was here that she died at 27, when a tank crashed into the side of a car that she was riding in.