June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971
Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first:
– female war correspondent (and the first woman permitted to work in combat zones),
– foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry,
– female photographer for Henry Luce’s Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover.
Her interest in photography began as a young woman’s hobby, supported by her father’s enthusiasm for cameras. In 1927 she started a commercial photography studio and began concentrating on architectural and industrial photography and accepted a job as associate editor and staff photographer of Fortune magazine (1929-1935)…