Photography

Classic photos of Margaret Bourke-White

Written by Orkhan Hajili
Mahatma Gandhi near his distaff, 1946

Mahatma Gandhi near his distaff, 1946

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.

Mahatma Gandhi, 1946

Mahatma Gandhi, 1946

Joseph Stalin in his Kremlin office, 1941

Joseph Stalin in his Kremlin office, 1941

Ekaterina Dzhugashvili, mother of Joseph Stalin, Tbilisi, 1931

Ekaterina Dzhugashvili, mother of Joseph Stalin, Tbilisi, 1931

Air raid on Moscow Wehrmacht, 1941

Air raid on Moscow Wehrmacht, 1941

Moscow, Exhibition, 1941

Moscow, Exhibition, 1941

Moscow, Exhibition, 1941

Moscow, Exhibition, 1941

Children in Moscow, 1941

Children in Moscow, 1941

Buchenwald, 1945

Buchenwald, 1945

DC-4 over Manhattan, 1939

DC-4 over Manhattan, 1939

English-Indian division in Egypt, 1940.

English-Indian division in Egypt, 1940.

A rich moneylender India Bhanwar Rampuria resting in his house with his brothers

A rich moneylender India Bhanwar Rampuria resting in his house with his brothers

Jewish children learn Talmud

Jewish children learn Talmud

Marlon Brando, 1952

Marlon Brando, 1952

Margaret Bourke-White on the roof of Chrysler Building, 1934

Margaret Bourke-White on the roof of Chrysler Building, 1934

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