Margaret Bourke-White | the artist




The artist Margaret Bourke-White
Born June 14 1904, New York, USA.
Died Aug 27 1971 Stamford.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,


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Steps, Washington, D.C., 1934
Margaret was born on June 14th, 1904, in the Bronx, New York. Her father, Joseph White, was an inventor and engineer, and her mother, Minnie Bourke, was forward thinking woman, especially for the early 1900’s.
"As photographers, we live through things so swiftly. All our experience and training is focused toward snatching off the highlights…That all significant moment, so essential to capture, is often highly perishable. There may be little opportunity to probe deeper." MBW "Portait of Myself"
No one word so readily captures the personality and drive of Margaret Bourke-White than fearless…
Fort Peck Dam, Montana, 1936


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