MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE #100travelHERS
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Birth: June 14, 1904; The Bronx, New York
Death: August 27, 1971; Stamford, Connecticut
Occupation: Writer, photographer, war correspondent
Notable journeys: Already an established national photographer, she traveled to Europe in 1941 to document life under Nazism in Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. Was the only foreign photographer in Moscow when German forces invaded. In 1946, covered India and Pakistan and took iconic photos of Gandhi shortly before his death.
Notable work: Dear Fatherland, Rest Quietly; Portrait of Myself; large collection of photos
Quote: “People seem to take it for granted that a woman chooses between marriage and a career as though she were the stone statue on the county courthouse, weighing one against the other in the balance of her hand. I am sure this is seldom so. Certainly in my own case there was no such deliberate choice. Had it not been for a red-gold ring that broke into two pieces, I would never have been a professional photographer.”