Margaret Bourke-white Photographer

Who Is Margaret Bourke-White -

Margaret Was Born on the 14th of June 1904 in the Bronx in new York she was an American photographer and documentary photographer She passed away on on the 27th August 1971 at the age of 67

Margaret was known for-

As the 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.Her photographs are in a number of museums, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is also represented in the collection of the Library of Congress

What Process Is She Known For -

In 1929, Bourke-White accepted a job as associate editor and staff photographer of Fortune magazine, a position she held until 1935. In 1930, she became the first Western photographer allowed to take photographs of Soviet industry. She was hired by Henry Luce as the first female photojournalist for Life magazine in 1936 Bourke-White was the first female war correspondent and the first woman to be allowed to work in combat zones during World War II. In 1941, she traveled to the Soviet Union just as Germany broke its pact of non-aggression. She was the only foreign photographer in Moscow when German forces invaded. Taking refuge in the U.S. Embassy, she then captured the ensuing firestorms on camera


Margaret Bourke-White used a variety of cameras during her career, ranging from simple box cameras to large aerial photography cameras. She is known to have used several types of view cameras and many 35mm cameras with interchangeable lenses. Much of her photographic gear is preserved and documented in a collection of her materials at Syracuse University.Canon VT 35mm, w/35mm f/1.8 lens, Deardorff New 450 series view camera Graflex series D view camera Graphic View Camera w/various Compur len-shutter assemblies Keystone Camera, aircraft Type F8, w/Wollensak 15 inch f/5.6 lens, Kodak Medalist 35mm camera w/Kodak Ektar 100mm f/3.5 lens Linhof camera D.B.P., APa , Nikon 35mm, sn 6145141 w/35mm f/1.8 lens, Soho Limited view camera

Samples of Margaret Brouke - White Work

Margaret Brouke - White

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