Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer. Margaret Bourke-White was born in the Bronx, New York in the year 1904.
The artist is given credit for being the first female war correspondent. She was the first woman allowed into combat zones in World War 2. She traveled through Germany with United States General Patton to view the carnage of the war.
Below Margaret Bourke-White talks about her travels to areas of combat in World War 2:
White attended several universities as she chose a career in the research of reptiles, herpetology. The artist completed her B.A. at Cornell University located in Ithaca, New York.
Bourke-White’s father got her interested in photography as a youngster. Years later she opened up a photography studio in Cleveland. This firm specialized in architectural and industrial photography.
The artist was the first photographer for Fortune magazine. She was also the first staff photographer for Life magazine.
Price range information: Many previously published works from Life magazine are available for $1,000.
In this clip a montage of works by Margaret Bourke-White accompanied by jazz:
Margaret Bourke-White began showing signs of Parkinson’s disease in 1953. The artist passed away from complications of the disease in 1971.
Margaret Bourke-White had a gift for capturing fantastic images of buildings and people. The artist had a great eye for design.
When working with architecture she often takes the picture at an unusual angle so that the building doesn’t have the repeating symmetrical lines we often see in photographs of buildings. She was also very brave and looking to take the camera places it hadn’t been before.