July 10, 2020
Kendal at Ithaca is happy to share with you the inaugural Art Break virtual session with the Johnson Museum. As a photographer, Margaret Bourke-White took incredible risks to get her photograph and was a woman of many firsts:
- 1st woman photographer allowed to work with the US Armed Forces
- 1st woman photographer to fly a combat mission
- 1st to go 2 miles underground to photograph South African miners
Those are just a few of her accomplishments. Let’s take a look at the very dynamic career of Margaret Bourke-White. See the entire presentation by clicking on the video below and to learn more details about the stories behind some of her dramatic images.
- Margaret Bourke-White was a pioneering photojournalist whose insightful pictures of 1930s Russia, German industry, and the impact of the Depression and drought in the American midwest established her reputation. Visit MoMA to learn more and see some of her works.
- She was one of the most respected photojournalists in the country during the 1930s and 40s, and her documentary work was among the most popular of its day. International Center of Photography (ICP)
- Margaret Bourke-White passed away in 1971, at age 67, from Parkinson’s disease. Gathered here, a small collection of the thousands of remarkable images she made over a lifetime.
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