Photo Installation with Photographs of Gerda Taro from the Spanish Civil War in Leipzig

Since 2016, photos of Gerda Taro from the Spanish Civil War hang as an installation of the festival f-stop in the street of October 18, near Taro Street in Leipzig. Gerda Taro was a German photographer. She documented the horrors of the Spanish Civil War with her partner Robert Capa and was the first woman to photograph on a war front. The 7th International Photography Festival F/STOP 2016 in Leipzig also presented exhibition exhibits as photo panels in public space for the first time. In the process, photos by Gerda Taro and Capa were also shown in an installation in the street of October 18. During the night of August 3 to 4, unknown persons painted over the photo panels with black tar paint. On September 19, 2016, the exhibition of photo panels was shown again in the street of October 18 and is accessible to this day.

Photo Installation with photographs of Gerda Taro from the Spanish Civil War in Leipzig
Photo by Michael Nguyen

Photo Installation with photographs of Gerda Taro from the Spanish Civil War in Leipzig
Photo by Michael Nguyen

Photo Installation with photographs of Gerda Taro from the Spanish Civil War in Leipzig
Photo by Michael Nguyen

Photo Installation with photographs of Gerda Taro from the Spanish Civil War in Leipzig
Photo by Michael Nguyen

The festival of photography f/stop is a festival organized by the Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Fotografie Leipzig e.V. (ZZF) for contemporary artistic photography and takes place biennially on different themes in Leipzig. In Leipzig, a street has already borne the name of the photographer since 1970.

Since 1990, the author and cultural scientist Irme Schaber has been reintroducing Gerda Taro's life and work to the public.

Exhibiton Place: Straße des 18. Oktober | D-04103 Leipzig

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