zondag 10 april 2011
Women at Work by a woman of firsts Margaret Bourke-White Photography
Margaret Bourke-White, [Indian prostitutes peeking out from the doorways of their brothel, Lahore], 1946
Margaret Bourke-White (1904–1971) was a woman of firsts: the first foreign journalist allowed to take pictures of industries in the Soviet Union; the first female photographer hired by Life magazine and its first female war correspondent. In fact, her work graced the first Life cover in November 1936. Bourke-White’s interests ranged far and wide, from photographing the drought victims of the Dust Bowl to chronicling the combat zones of World War II and the violence of the India/Pakistan partition.