Robert Capa & John Steinbeck - Self-portrait, 1947.
Gerda Taro was among the first of female photojournalists to report from frontline. Born as Gerta Pohorylle on August 1, 1910 in Stuttgart, Taro spent her formative years in a boarding school in Switzerland. By the time she was in her early twenties Taro’s anti–Nazi sentiments forced the family to scatter across central Europe. She never got a chance to meet her family again.
In 1935, Gerda Taro met with young Hungarian photographer Endre Friedmann whom the world knows as Robert Capa. The two formed a close companionship. Taro was working for Alliance Photo as an editor when the planning for travelling to Barcelona was made at the outbreak of Spanish Civil War (1936). Capa and Taro covered the bloodshed and horrors of Aragon and Córdoba together.
When the Battle of Brunete (1937) turned particularly gory with reporters facing censorship imposed by the Republicans, Gerda Taro was almost the lone international figure collecting testimonies from the ground with her camera. The journey became a fateful one for her. On July 25, 1937 she was hit by a rampaging tank to die in a Madrid hospital the next day. Her time on earth was a brief one and her creative career even shorter. Yet, that short span of time acted like a spark of lightning to reveal the murkiness of the dark horizon.
Do the Right Thing, 1989 (dir. Spike Lee)
I believe I can fly
reblog sempre e comunque
Marlon Brando’s Rebel Without a Cause screen test. [x]