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Margaret Bourke White

Photographer, Photojournalist

1904 - 1971 New York, U.S.A
BIT ABOUT ME

Before the invention of television and instant communication, Americans saw the different faces of world, from despair, desolation, distress, depression to battles of World War II and inside its refugee camps, from the freedom movement of India to the mass migration. This was only possible through the photographs and work of Margaret Bourke-White. - famousphotographers.net

Bourke-White had an excellent sense of simple, poster-like design, and a sophisticated photographic technique, both perhaps the legacy of her apprenticeship in the demanding field of industrial reportage. She was excited by the new opportunities presented by photoflash bulbs, which made possible clear and highly detailed pictures under circumstances that would otherwise have been difficult or impossible for photography. - atgetphotography.com

Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet five-year plan, the firsthand American female war photojournalist, and to have her photograph on the cover of the first issue of Life magazine. She died of Parkinson's disease about eighteen years after she developed her first symptoms.

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See the Classic Cameras Used by LIFE's First Female Staff Photographer
Legendary LIFE and Fortune photographer Margaret Bourke-White—who was born on this day, June 14, in 1904—had plenty of superlatives to her name.
PHOTOGRAPHY VIEW; Her Magazine Images Brought the World Home
Margaret Bourke-White's photographs, and her career, seem tailor-made for today's new breed of socially conscious, context-oriented art historians. From the 1930's through the 50's she observed and recorded the thick of her times, first as an industrial photographer for Fortune and, beginning in 1936, as a photojournalist for Life.
Books
Eyes on Russia http://a.co/ckGGkNi
Shooting the Russian War http://a.co/0DhJ2y4
Margaret Bourke-white: The Early Work, 1922-1930 http://a.co/4TKdLjm
The Photographs of Margaret Bourke-White http://a.co/hzgWwRV
Margaret Bourke-White: Photographer http://a.co/f4BlIJm
Portrait of Myself http://a.co/faZ4p4e