Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Shoes in battle


Thank you Eamonn for sending me this fine photograph taken by Gerda Taro, Robert Capa's girlfriend and fellow snapper-in-arms during the Spanish Civil War. It's captioned, 'A photograph of a woman in Barcelona, Spain training for a Republican militia in August 1936, taken by Gerda Taro. '

2 comments:

Toby Wollin said...

Two things struck me immediately about this photograph. First, shallow thing that I amj, is that this woman, in the midst of war and a worldwide economic depression, still looks more "put together" than 90% of the working women in the United States today. Oh, yes, and I want the shoes, please - in dark brown, black, and dark green...

Shay said...

but can she do fifty yard squad rushes in those heels?