Margaret Bourke-White (born in New York June 14, 1904 and died in Connecticut August 27, 1971). She viewed photography as an artistic medium and more of a powerful tool for letting the public know what was going on in the world.
Style American Architecture and Industrial photographer.
Beginnings She was born to a homemaker mother and a naturalist, inventory and engineer father. Her father improved the four-color printing process now used in magazines and books. She switched several colleges and finally graduated from Cornell in 1927 where she received her B.A.
Career Margaret Bourke-White started working for Fortune magazine in 1929 and in 1930 was the first staff photographer. Then she was hired by Life magazine and was the first female photo journalist.
Later Years Her autobiography “Portrait of Myself” was published in 1963. Her photographs are in the Cleveland Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She also has a collection at the Library of Congress. She was also portrayed by Farrah Fawcett in a TV movie about her life “Double Exposure: The Story of Margaret Bourke-White”.
Business Ventures Margaret Bourke-White wrote a number of books and there were a number of biographies and collection of her work.