Margaret Bourke-White, ‘MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE (AMERICAN, 1904-1971): "THE CAPITOL STEPS, WASHINGTON, D.C’, 20th Century, Photography, Masonite, Black-and-white Print, Lions Gallery
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MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE (AMERICAN, 1904-1971): "THE CAPITOL STEPS, WASHINGTON, D.C, 20th Century

Masonite, Black-and-white Print
23 × 15 3/4 in
58.4 × 40 cm
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Black and white photograph printed in May 1987 by Igor Bakht from the original negative, laid down …

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Minor area of flaw lower right. please see images
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Margaret Bourke-White
American, 1904–1971
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Margaret Bourke-White is among the foremost photographers of the 20th century, who captured modern industry, the Great Depression, World War II and the concentration camps, and political and social movements from the 1920s to the 1950s in images both elegant and unflinching. “The camera is a remarkable instrument,” she claimed. “Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand.” Bourke-White traveled the world immersing herself with her subjects, beginning in Ohio, in 1927, photographing the Otis Steel Company. Soon after, she was hired as the first staff photographer for Fortune, then the first female photojournalist for LIFE Magazine. In 1930, she was the first Western photographer allowed into the Soviet Union, where she documented industrialization under Communism. Bourke-White left behind a body of images as iconic as the history it conveys.

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Margaret Bourke-White, ‘MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE (AMERICAN, 1904-1971): "THE CAPITOL STEPS, WASHINGTON, D.C’, 20th Century, Photography, Masonite, Black-and-white Print, Lions Gallery
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Black and white photograph printed in May 1987 by Igor Bakht from the original negative, laid down on masonite. Label: Deitch Projects, New York. 23 x 15 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.

Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first …

Medium
Condition
Minor area of flaw lower right. please see images
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Margaret Bourke-White
American, 1904–1971
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Margaret Bourke-White is among the foremost photographers of the 20th century, who captured modern industry, the Great Depression, World War II and the concentration camps, and political and social movements from the 1920s to the 1950s in images both elegant and unflinching. “The camera is a remarkable instrument,” she claimed. “Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand.” Bourke-White traveled the world immersing herself with her subjects, beginning in Ohio, in 1927, photographing the Otis Steel Company. Soon after, she was hired as the first staff photographer for Fortune, then the first female photojournalist for LIFE Magazine. In 1930, she was the first Western photographer allowed into the Soviet Union, where she documented industrialization under Communism. Bourke-White left behind a body of images as iconic as the history it conveys.

MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE (AMERICAN, 1904-1971): "THE CAPITOL STEPS, WASHINGTON, D.C, 20th Century

Masonite, Black-and-white Print
23 × 15 3/4 in
58.4 × 40 cm
.
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