from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bourke-White, Margaret 1906-1971. American photographer and writer. An editor of Life magazine (1936-1969), she photographed such diverse subjects as the rural South, Soviet life, and the release of concentration camp victims.


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  • The beautiful Martha Dodd and her wealthy husband, Alfred Stern, threw fabulous parties in their penthouse apartment in the Majestic that attracted such notable leftists as Lillian Hellman, Paul Robeson, Margaret Bourke-White, and Clifford Odets.

    A Covert Affair

  • While Mr. Villet appeared on the masthead with some of the most famous shooters of the time—Margaret Bourke-White, Larry Burrows, Cornell Capa, Alfred Eisenstaedt—he never obtained the same fame.

    A Photographer Unsung

  • Unsurprisingly, only a very small number of these are women, though Eve Arnold, Dorothy Lange, Margaret Bourke-White and a handful of others are well represented.

    Portraits of the artists

  • "American Modern: Documentary Photography by Abbott, Evans, and Bourke-White" (University of California, 198 pages, $39.95) shows how this impulse paved the way for some of the 1930s 'most famous photographs.

    Photo-Op: Tunnel Vision

  • Margaret Bourke-White, who photographed factories — first for Otis Steel and later for Fortune magazine — created the effect by emphasizing the repetitive arrangement of their enormous machinery.

    Photo-Op: Tunnel Vision

  • I had a first go at looking through the LIFE images (hosted by Google), starting with photos by Margaret Bourke-White.

    Conscientious: Spotlight Archives

  • Bourke-White quoted Pakistani leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah telling her that Pakistan would have no problems with the Americans, because "they will always need us more than we need them."

    Richard Holbrooke dies: Veteran U.S. diplomat brokered Dayton peace accords

  • Margaret Bourke-White, whose Life magazine photos established much of the visual record of the camp, said she saw “skins for lampshades.”

    The Lampshade

  • Margaret Bourke-White/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images The Tennesse Valley Authority was founded in 1933 as part of a rush of New Deal legislation passed during Mr. Roosevelt's first 100 days in office.

    Roosevelt's New Deal Legacy

  • That October, Life magazine sent its star photojournalist, Margaret Bourke-White, to do a lavish photo spread on the Eighth Air Force, the only American fighting force engaging the Nazis at the time.

    Masters of the Air


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