Mar­garet bourke-white

Amer­i­can 1904-1971

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Mar­garet Bourke-white was a ground­breaker in the field of pho­tog­ra­phy. Ini­tially hired for

For­tune mag­a­zine in 1929, she be­came the first Western pho­tog­ra­pher to be al­lowed to take pic­tures of the Soviet five-year plan. Bourke-white also be­came the first fe­male pho­to­jour­nal­ist for Life mag­a­zine, pro­duc­ing the photo that would grace its first ever cover, as well as the first fe­male Amer­i­can war cor­re­spon­dent. It is said that she was the only for­eign pho­tog­ra­pher in Moscow when the Ger­mans in­vaded in World War II, and she also cap­tured the haunt­ing im­ages of the sur­vivors at Buchen­wald con­cen­tra­tion camp.

Bourke-white is pic­tured here dur­ing a tele­vi­sion in­ter­view in 1955

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