To wrap up Photographer Gal month the Gal Pals talk about the favorite photos that they have taken, we learn no one likes a reverse centaur and that Gerda Taro is amazing. Gerda was the first woman photographer to die on the front lines. Papa Hemingway was a fan of her work. Learn all about this pequeña rubia of photography.
Show Notes & Extras
- This month’s Gal-Pals are: Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Jenn Berk
- Bonnie already talked about Dr. Katie Bouman, Leah already talked about Pennie Smith, and Jenn already talked about Dorothea Lange
- Get to know you question – what is your favorite photo that you have ever taken?
- Babies! Furry and human
- Did you know Bonnie went to Greece?
- “No one likes a reverse centaur” Meme below
- Bonnie’s fire festival
- Under the Glaze Pottery (Website)
- Did you know Katie went to London & Italy?
- Different types of photographs
- Katie’s 1 Cool Photography Gal is Gerda Taro
- Gerda is the first woman who died on the front line of a war
- Spanish Civil War (around WW2)
- UPDATE – Margaret Bourke-White is the first known war photographer. Gal’s Guide Library has 2 books showcasing her life & work (Gal’s Guide Library)
- EXTRA – More women war photographers (Aperture Magazine)
- Gerda was a German-Jewish War Photographer
- Born in 1910
- Early middle class life
- Moved to Leipzig in 1929
- She would leave for Paris
- Last time she saw her family
- Endre Freedmann
- The creation of Robert Capa & Kappa Taro
- Her stage name influences
- To Spain!
- La penqueña rubia
- 1936 photograph “Republican Woman” (picture below)
- Gerda went out on her own
- Sold her own photos
- Valencia bombing photos of July 1937
- Public Beliefs
- Papa Hemingway
- Battle of Brunete
- Her death by tank
- Anti-fascists’ views
- Grand funeral in Paris
- September 2007 first major U.S. show of her work
- A novel Waiting for Robert Capa by Susan Fortes
- A documentary Mexican Suitcase (Available on Tubi TV for free)
- Stage play Shooting With Light (Guardian)
- Alt-J song “Taro” (music video below)
- Cool places named after her
- Google Doodle! (picture below)
- CORRECTION – 2017 historical fiction novel is The Girls with the Leica by Helena Janeczec (Amazon)
- Isabella Bird donations (Gal’s Guide Library + picture below)
About The Gal’s Guide Podcast
What if you could only share 1 cool thing about a topic? Would it be about ancient history? Would it be breaking news? Would it be safe for work? A group of gals gathers to present to you one cool thing on topics like painting, gaming, movies, music and more.