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Margaret Borke-White

War Time


Margaret was born in The Bronx, New York on June 14, 1904. She started to study photography as a hobby while a very young woman. She attended several universities throughout the US including Columbia University, University of Michigan, University of Indiana receiving her degree in 1927 from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Margaret Bourke-White was a forerunner in the new field of photojournalism, and she was the first woman to be hired as such in a prestigious magazine at the time. Besides, she was the first Western photographer allowed in the Soviet Union, the first female war correspondent and the first to work in combat zones in World War II. She made history with her photographs and different publications. She died in Connecticut on August 27, 1971.


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