Lot Details

20.32 x 25.4 cm

Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was born in New York. She completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University in 1927 and was an original staff member of Fortune and Life magazines. She became the first western photographer allowed to photograph inside the Soviet Union and covered the invasion of the Soviet Union by the German Army as well as the Italian Liberation. In 1945, she accompanied United States troops as they liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp. She covered Gandhi's campaign of non-violence in India and apartheid in South Africa. Since her death in 1971, her photographic works have been used by the United States Postal Service as postage stamps and her life as been portrayed on television and on the movie screen.[nwhm.org]


"Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904–71, American photo-journalist, b. New York City. One of the original staff photographers at Fortune, Life, and Time magazines, Bourke-White was noted for her coverage of World War II, particularly of the invasion of Russia and the liberation of Italy and of German concentration camps. Her series on the rural South during the depression, mining in South Africa, Korean guerrilla warfare, and American industry, and her portraits of world leaders are especially celebrated. Bourke-White’s books include Purple Heart Valley (1944), You Have Seen Their Faces (1937; with her husband, Erskine Caldwell), and Portrait of Myself (1963). She died after a 14-year battle with Parkinson’s disease." [--The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Copyright © 2007 Columbia University Press.]

Read more
Publication: Khushwant Singh, 1915-. Train to Pakistan / Khushwant Singh ; photographs, Margaret Bourke-White ; concept, research & editing, Pramod Kapoor. New Delhi : Lotus Collection, Roli Books, c2006. Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971. Margaret Bourke-White : the early work, 1922-1930 / selected, with an essay, by Ronald E. Ostman and Harry Littell. Boston : David R. Godine, 2005. Phillips, Stephen Bennett, 1962-. Margaret Bourke-White : the photography of design, 1927-1936 / Stephen Bennett Phillips. New York : Phillips Collection in association with Rizzoli, 2003. Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971. Twenty parachutes / Margaret Bourke-White. Tucson, AZ : Nazaeli Press, c2002 Rubin, Susan Goldman. Margaret Bourke-White : her pictures were her life / Susan Goldman Rubin ; photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. New York, N.Y. : Abrams, c1999. Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971. Margaret Bourke-White : photographer / text by Sean Callahan. Boston : Little, Brown, c1998. Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987. You have seen their faces / by Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke-White ; foreword by Alan Trachtenberg. Athens : University of Georgia Press, 1995. Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971. Portrait of myself / Margaret Bourke-White. Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1985, c1963. Silverman, Jonathan. For the world to see : the life of Margaret Bourke-White / compiled, edited and with a biographical narrative by Jonathan Silverman ; preface by Alfred Eisenstaedt. New York : Viking Press, c1983. Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987. Say, is this the U.S.A. / Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke-White. New York : Da Capo Press, 1977, c1941. Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987. Tobacco road / by Erskine Caldwell ; with photos. by Margaret Bourke-White. Savannah, Ga. : Beehive Press, [1974?] c1932.
No condition report has been added for this lot. Please contact the specialist for further information.
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
artnet Assurance Policy: Every artnet Auctions seller has been approved by artnet after a thorough review. All of our sellers are required to accept the following artnet policy: A buyer may return an item purchased through artnet Online Auctions, if the item received is not as described in its listing, or is found to be not authentic.
Please see our full Return Policy for details.