Born: jun 14, 1904 in the bronx, new york died: aug 27, 1971 (at age 67) in stamford, connecticut nationality: american style: documentary photographer margaret bourke-white was a new york-born photographer famous for her daring and dramatic photographs taken all over the world among her most famous. Washington in 1919, a year before american women were given the right to vote, margaret bourke-white wrote in her diary, “i want to do all the things that women iglitzin, who is also a distant relative of white's, presents “trailblazing photojournalist: margaret bourke-white,” a speakers bureau program of humanities. Margaret bourke 1904-1971 about margaret bourke-white lived the life most of us only dream about well, maybe only photographers dream about but to live life as fully as she did, could only inspire the un-inspirable she was born on june 14th, 1904 in the bronx, new york to joseph and minnie bourke-white she was. Margaret bourke-white was an american photographer and documentary photographer she is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of the soviet five-year plan, the first american female war photojournalist, and to have her photograph on the cover of the first issue. Photographer, journalist, writer, and social activist, margaret bourke-white was a woman of many firsts: first female photographer for life magazine, first female in 1936 bourke-white traveled poverty-stricken areas of the american south with writer erskine caldwell (god's little acre, tobacco road), and. View all margaret bourke-white artworks from current and past exhibitions at life gallery of photography (american, 1904–1971) life magazine 1939 - 1945: was the first female war correspondent and the first to be allowed to work in combat zones during world war ii, and one of the first photographers to enter and.
Margaret bourke-white american photographer margaret bourke-white (1904- 1971) was a leader in the new field of photo-journalism as a staff photographer for fortune and life magazines, she covered the major political and social issues of the 1930s and 1940s born in new york city on june 14, 1904, margaret. Margaret bourke-white (1904 - 1971) was an american documentary photographer margaret bourke-white was one of the most famous and most successful photographers of her time her combination of intelligence, talent, ambition, and flexibility made her an ideal contributor to the new group journalism. Born in new york in 1904, bourke-white attended columbia university to study under renowned photographer, clarence white in 1927 she moved to cleveland , the heartland of american industry, and opened her own studio there she documented the effects of modern industry on the land and people bourke-white. Some of legendary life photographer margaret bourke-white's most stirring pictures, from liberty island to the gates of buchenwald she was the first western photographer officially allowed into the ussr she was america's first accredited woman photographer in wwii, and the very first authorized to.
(1904 - 1971) american margaret bourke-white biography margaret bourke- white was born in new york city and attended the clarence h white school of photography in 1921-22 bourke-white was one of the first four photographers hired, and her photograph fort peck dam was reproduced on the first cover. Margaret bourke-white is a woman of many firsts she was a forerunner in the newly emerging field of photojournalism, and was the first female to be hired as such she was the first photographer for fortune magazine, in 1929 in 1930, she was the first western photographer allowed into the soviet union.
Margaret bourke-white was a woman of firsts: the first photographer for fortune, the first western professional photographer permitted into the soviet union, life magazine's first female photographer, and the first female war correspondent credentialed to work in combat zones during world war ii. Margaret bourke-white's career as a photojournalist will remain unique in the history of photography because the mass media picture magazines for which she ended up on the first cover and inside was a series of her photographs with a text she had written - probably the first photo essay in an american publication. So beautiful and so inspirational margaret bourke-white photographed everything from praying mantises to factory machinery to stalin, and did it all with incredible artistry and skill someday i'd like to read a full biography of her, but for now i will just study these beautiful photos and try to learn from her. One of the trailblazers in twentieth century photojournalism, bourke-white played an historic role in media and women's history even with government censorship, bourke-white and her fellow photographers and journalists gave americans an unprecedented view of the global conflict and the human suffering the war.
Life photographer margaret bourke-white clad in fleece flight suit while holding aerial camera, standing in front of flying fortress bomber in which she made combat mission photographs of the us attack on tunis. Margaret bourke-white born on june 14, 1904 was an american photographer, the first foreign photographer to take pictures of soviet union industries.
And i'm steve ember with people in america in voa special english today we tell about photographer margaret bourke-white, one of the leading news reporters of the twentieth century a young woman is sitting on her knees on top of a large metal statue she is not in a park she is outside an office. Margaret bourke-white, original name margaret white, (born june 14, 1904, new york, new york, us—died august 27, 1971, stamford, connecticut), american photographer known for her extensive contributions to photojournalism, particularly for her life magazine work she is recognized as having been the first female. When the premiere issue of life, america's first great picture magazine, reached the newsstands in 1936, bourke-white's photographs summed up the country's preoccupations on the cover her picture of fort peck dam vaunted the majestic beauty of advanced engineering in the lead story her depiction of the fort peck. Margaret bourke-white was a pioneering photojournalist whose insightful pictures of 1930s russia, german industry, and the impact of the depression and drought in the american midwest established her reputation she took some of the first photographs inside german concentration camps at erla and buchenwald.