Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa


Jonathan Cape, 2013
Hardcover, 21.5 x 26.5 cm
246 pages, b/w photographs
English text

Perfect overall conditions

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In 1934, in Paris, a young Jewish émigré, Gerda Pohorylles, meets a Hungarian political exile, André Friedmann. The two reinvented themselves as photographers Gerda Taro and Robert Capa, who would become among the most important photojournalists of his generation. When Gerda was killed in the Spanish Civil War at the age of twenty-six, it was a very painful bereavement for Robert Capa. Despite the legend built around her, as time went on she became a mere footnote in Capa’s history. Seventy years after his death, a long-lost suitcase containing thousands of Capa and Taro’s negatives was discovered in Mexico. Most surprisingly, the “Mexican suitcase” proved that the photographs previously attributed to Capa were actually Taro’s work. Jane Rogoyska’s book traces Taro’s life and reveals the depth of her relationship with Capa.

Fotografie di
• Gerda Taro / International Center of Photography / Magnum Photos
• Robert Capa / Capa collection / Magnum Photos
• Fred Stein / International Center of Photography

Weight 2 kg

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