Pictured above: Margaret Bourke-White/Life Magazine
VAV!/April 11, 2014
... "in this experience of mine, there was one continuing marvel: the precision timing running through it all...by some special graciousness of fate I am deposited—as all good photographers like to be—in the right place at the right time". - Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, war correspondent, author and photojournalist.
Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) took thousands of photographs in her career body of work. She captured iconic photographs of legendary individuals to include President Roosevelt, Pope Pius XII, Ghandi, Winston Churchill. Through her photographic genius, she brought the atrocities of war into American homes and shared history with the world at large. She captured the dawning of the industrial age, all the while she pioneered quality photojournalism and the photo essay.
Bourke-White was born on June 14th, 1904 in the Bronx, New York daughter of Joseph and Minnie Bourke-White. Her father was an engineer who was active in development of offset lithography and the rotary press. Her mother, a stenographer and avid homemaker who received her education at Pratt Institute.