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Classic photos of Margaret Bourke-White

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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