Gerda Taro’s images were searing, disquieting, and groundbreaking, and they helped spawn an entire field—war photography.
Today (Aug. 1), to mark the 108th anniversary of her birth, she has been honored with a Google Doodle.
On July 25, 1937, at just 26, she became the first female photojournalist to die in battle. After ignoring warnings to stay away from the frontline at the height of the Spanish Civil War—during which she took her most-celebrated photos—an out-of-control republican army tank plowed into the car she had hitched a ride on.
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