(On 23 April, Columbia University hosts a day long symposium at the school, "China and Spain, 1936 - 39: Robert Capa and the Global Popular Front.")
Young said each of the trio contributed about a third of the recovered negatives, providing new insights into Taro´s role, as some of her work was later attributed to Capa´s.
|Outside of Cómpeta, Spain, memorial where Loyalist (Franco) soldier, executed in 1937, photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)|
A cold war where memories enervate the nerve tissues of old and painful wounds.
Women more than men will probably view "The Mexican Suitcase."
"Letters and dispatches of the past provided image equivalents but civil war in the 20th Century Spain became an object of passionate reportage and interpretation with the camera.
Michener said the 69-day battle for Teruel cost 28,000 Republican and 10,000 Loyalist soldier´s lives plus thousands of civilians dead, assassinated in reprisals.
|Robert Capa, Republican officer and Gerda Taro, University City, Madrid, February 1937, negative|
19 Feb. 1937:
Robert Merriman, Lincoln Brigade.
|Chim (David Seymour), Two Republican soldiers carrying a crucifix, Madrid, October - November 1936, negative|
Dr. John Simon, M.D., Lincoln Brigade.
Dr. John Simon.
|Chim (David Seymour), Outdoor mass for Republican soldiers, near Lekeitio, Basque region, Spain, January--February 1937, negative|
"It´s a pretty horrible thing—she´s got plenty of guts and certainly can take it—you never hear a whimper out of her. She´s about 10 years old. It´s the same sort of thing you see in places that have been bombed, only more of it. It´s a stinking business.”
Toby Jensky, Lincoln Brigade, Madrid, 21 June 1937.
|Gerda Taro, Republican soldier on a motorcyle, Navacerrada Pass, Segovia front, Spain, late May - early June 1937|
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