The Shaved Woman of Chartres

The Shaved Woman of Chartres  is a black and white photograph taken by Robert Capa in Chartres on 16 August 1944. This picture was shortly after published in Life magazine and became iconic of the épuration sauvage enacted after the liberation of France and the severe punishment imposed on the French women accused of so-called horizontal collaboration with the German occupiers.


The Shaved Woman of Chartres is a black and white photograph taken by Robert Capa in Chartres on 16 August 1944. This picture was shortly after published in Life magazine and became iconic of the épuration sauvage enacted after the liberation of France and the severe punishment imposed on the French women accused of so-called horizontal collaboration with the German occupiers.
Read article on Wikipedia