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