Since the invention of photography we have collectively taken over 3.5 trillion photographs. Total Theatre Award nominated Idle Motion search within these snapshots to expose one of the most remarkable untold stories of our age.
It is 1933 and a young German refugee flees to Paris, reinventing herself as Gerda Taro. Discovering the wonder of photography, she falls in love with a fellow refugee who teaches her, ‘if your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough’. Together they venture to the Spanish Civil War and capture the tyranny of fascism. As pioneers of frontline photo journalism, he would go on to receive international recognition as the iconic war photographer Robert Capa - she would be forgotten.
Using innovative staging, physicality and multimedia, internationally renowned company Idle Motion piece together the life of an exceptional woman, glimpsed through the lost photographs she risked her life to take.
Photo credit: Margaret Durow
Video trailer: Tom Savage