Margaret Bourke-White (/ˈbɜːrk/; June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971), an American photographer and documentary photographer, became arguably best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry under the Soviets’ five-year plan, as the first American female war photojournalist, and for having one of her photographs (on the construction of Fort Peck Dam) on the cover of the first issue of Life magazine. She died of Parkinson’s disease at age 67, about eighteen years after developing symptoms.
Books in order of publication:
Eyes on Russia (1931)
You Have Seen Their Faces (1937; with Erskine Caldwell)
North of the Danube (1939; with Erskine Caldwell)
Shooting the Russian War (1942)
They Called it “Purple Heart Valley” (1944)
Halfway to Freedom; a report on the new India (1949)
Interview with India,(1950)
Portrait of Myself. Simon Schuster. (1963).
Dear Fatherland, Rest Quietly (1946)
The Taste of War (selections from her writings edited by Jonathan Silverman)
Say, Is This the USA? (Republished 1977)
Biographies and collections
Margaret Bourke-White: Photography of Design, 1927–1936