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Margaret Bourke-white

  • Birth

    Born in New York City and is the daughter of Joseph and Minnie White.
  • career started

    career started
    She noticed her talent for photography while a student at Cornell University in upstate New York.
  • Forture magazine

    Forture magazine
    She became the first staff photographer for Fortune magazine.
  • Debut

    The Fortune magazine made its debut.
  • Published work

    Published work
    She published her work of the Soviet Union in the book Eyes on Russia.
  • Depression

    During the Depression she earned over $35,000.
  • Photo-essay

    She worked with Erskine Caldwell, the author of Tobacco Road, on a photo-essay revealing social conditions in the South. This results in her best-known book, You Have Seen Their Faces.
  • Life magazine

    Life magazine
    In the fall of 1936 Bourke-White joined the staff of Life magazine.
  • Fort Peck dam

    Fort Peck dam
    Her picture of the Fort Peck dam in Montana became the cover of Life magazine's first issue.
  • billboard picture

    billboard picture
    While covering the Louisville flood she composed the photograph of African Americans waiting for emergency relief and a billboard with a picture of a white family in a car and a caption celebrating the American way of life.
  • Death

    Margaret Bourke-White died at her home in Darien, Connecticut. She left behind a legacy as a determined woman.