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In Focus: Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet Industry, the first female war correspondent (and the first female permitted to work in combat zones) and the first female photographer for Henry Luce’s Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover. She died of Parkinson’s disease about eighteen years after she developed her first symptoms.

Read more about Margaret Bourke-White on the Digital Journalist website.

Margaret Bourke-White's Airplane over New York City
Margaret Bourke-White's Portrait of Gandhi
Margaret Bourke-White's Concentration Camp

More of  Margaret Bourke-White’s photographs are available on the Life Magazine’s Photographers website.

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