samedi 22 septembre 2007

Une femme et la propagande de guerre

Le New York Times publie un intéressant article consacré à la photographe Gerda Taro qui fut un grand contributeur d'images pour la propagande communiste durant la guerre d'Espagne.

A Wartime Photographer in Her Own Light

Sometime in the spring of 1936, the lovers and photographers André Friedmann and Gerta Pohorylle changed their names and, in the process, the history of photography. To distinguish themselves from other Jewish émigrés in Paris at the time, Mr. Friedmann, a Hungarian Jew, took the name Robert Capa; Ms. Pohorylle, also Jewish and born in Poland, became Gerda Taro. Working at times as “Capa,” an imaginary American photographer, they began documenting the Spanish Civil War, capturing the ruined towns and devastated civilians and soldiers on the Republican side. Lire la suite.

Un diaporama des photos de Gerda Taro

Miliciennes photographiées en catalogne en 1936.

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