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Encyclopedia > Margaret Bourke White
Self portrait of Margaret Bourke-White
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Self portrait of Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and photo journalist. She was born in the Bronx, New York, to Joseph White (who came from an Orthodox Jewish family) and Minnie Bourke, the daughter of an Irish ship's carpenter and an English cook; she was a Protestant. Margaret grew up in Bound Brook, New Jersey. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Births 1407 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... This is a list of notable photographers. ... Sports photojournalists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story. ... Main article: New York City The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Separate articles treat Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... The English are an ethnic group generally associated with England and the English language. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Bound Brook is a Borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ...


In 1922, she began studying herpetology at Columbia University, where she developed an interest in photography after studying under Clarence White. In 1925, she married Everett Chapman, but the couple divorced a year later. After switching colleges several times (University of Michigan, Purdue University in Indiana, and Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio), Margaret graduated from Cornell University in 1927. A year later, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she became an industrial photographer at the Otis Steel Company. 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Herpetology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of reptiles and amphibians, including their classification, ecology, behavior, physiology, anatomy, and paleontology. ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ... Photography is the process of making pictures by means of the action of light. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... See also Purdue University System. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Official website: www. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ... Cornell University is a research university located on the East Hill of Ithaca, New York. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1929, she accepted a job as associate editor for Fortune magazine. In 1930, she became the first Western photographer allowed into the Soviet Union. She was hired by Henry Luce as the first female photojournalist for Life magazine. Her photographs of the construction of the Fort Peck Dam were featured in the first issue, dated November 23, 1936, including the cover. This cover photograph became such an iconic image that it was featured as the 1930s representative to the United States Postal Service's Celebrate the Century series of commemorative postage stamps. 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The 2004 Fortune 500 issue The magazine Fortune was founded by Time Magazine co-founder Henry Luce in 1930 at the outset of the Great Depression. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 - February 28, 1967) was an influential American publisher. ... A cover of Life Magazine from 1911 Life has been the name of two notable magazines published in the United States. ... The Fort Peck Dam is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River, located in northeastern Montana. ... A USPS truck in San Francisco A smaller truck (a Long Life Vehicle or LLV) used in suburban areas The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an agency of the United States government responsible for providing postal service in the United States; it is generally referred to within the United... Is the name of a series of postage stamps made by the United States Postal Service featuring images recalling various important events in US History. ... A selection of postal stamps from Hong Kong A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ...


During the mid-1930s, Bourke-White, like Dorothea Lange, photographed drought victims of the Dust Bowl. Bourke-White was married to novelist Erskine Caldwell from 1939 to 1942 and together they collaborated on You Have Seen Their Faces (1937). // Events and trends A public speech by Benito Mussolini, founder of the Fascist movement The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... Dorothea Lange in 1936 Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an influential documentary photographer. ... Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a series of dust storms in the central United States, caused by a massive drought and decades of inappropriate farming techniques. ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... Erskine Caldwell photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1938 Erskine Preston Caldwell (December 17, 1903-April 11, 1987) was an American author born near Moreland, Georgia in Coweta County. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

USPS stamp depicting Life magazine cover bearing Fort Peck Dam photograph
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USPS stamp depicting Life magazine cover bearing Fort Peck Dam photograph

Bourke-White was the first female war correspondent and the first woman to be allowed to work in combat zones during World War II. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A war correspondent is a journalist who covers stories first-hand from a war zone. ... Combatants Allies: • Soviet Union, • UK & Commonwealth, • USA, • France/Free France, • China, • Poland, • ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Japan, • Italy, • ...and others Casualties Military dead: 18 million Civilian dead: 33 million Full list Military dead: 7 million Civilian dead: 4 million Full list World War II, also known as the Second World...


During the 1950s, Bourke-White was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. She died in Connecticut. // Events and No. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 113 km 177 km 12. ...


She was portrayed by Farrah Fawcett in a television movie and by Candice Bergen in the 1982 film Gandhi. Farrah Fawcett, promotional poster, late 70s. ... Candice Bergen, in a picture from a fashion magazine from the late 1960s. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gandhi (1982) is an Anglo-Indian film, directed by Richard Attenborough, about the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (also known as Mahatma Gandhi, Great Soul), leader of the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. ...


Some Books by Margaret Bourke-White

  • You Have Seen Their Faces (1937; with Erskine Caldwell) ISBN 082031692X
  • North of the Danube (1939; with Erskine Caldwell) ISBN 0306708779
  • Shooting the Russian War (1942)
  • They Called it "Purple Heart Valley" (1944)
  • Halfway to Freedom; a report on the new India (1949)
  • Portrait of Myself (1963) ISBN 0671594346
  • Dear Fatherland, rest quietly (1946)
  • The Taste of War (selections from her writings edited by Jonathon Silverman) ISBN 0712610308
  • Say, Is This the USA? (Republished 1977) ISBN 0306774348
  • The Photographs of Margaret Bourke-White ISBN 0517166038

Erskine Caldwell photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1938 Erskine Preston Caldwell (December 17, 1903-April 11, 1987) was an American author born near Moreland, Georgia in Coweta County. ...

Biographies and Collections of Margaret Bourke-White Photographs

  • Margaret Bourke-White: Photography of Design, 1927-1936 ISBN 0847825051
  • Margaret Bourke White ISBN 0810943816
  • Margaret Bourke-White: Photographer ISBN 0821224905
  • Margaret Bourke-White: Adventurous Photographer ISBN 0531124053
  • Power and Paper, Margaret Bourke-White: Modernity and the Documentary Mode ISBN 1881450090

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