Capa & Taro

Date of Award

Spring 2021

Access Restriction

Campus Access only Theses

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Writing for the Screen

School or College

School of Film and Television

First Advisor

Karol Ann Hoeffner

Second Advisor

Patricia K. Meyer


As political tensions spread across 1930s Europe, photographers and lovers, Endre Friedmann and Gerda Taro, create the persona of American photojournalist Robert Capa to conceal their Jewish identities. Under the guise of Capa, they put their lives on the front line to expose the humanitarian horrors of the Spanish Civil War with a name that will go down in history.