Blogging from A to Z Challenge: B is for…Margaret Bourke-White (#AtoZChallenge)
Welcome to my April 2020 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!
Margaret Bourke-White was, like Diane Arbus, an American photographer. She also died in 1971 (born in 1904), but of Parkinson’s disease.
Bourke-White was best known “as the first female war correspondent and the first foreign photographer permitted to document Soviet industry, she captured countless iconic images of 20th-century life, conflict, and the politicians at its center.” (http://www.artnet.com/artists/margaret-bourke-white/) She photographed during both World War II and the Korean War. I’m happy to be able to include this photo of her, as it is in the public domain.
I think Bourke-White’s documentary and photojournalism photography is stunning, and she was a trail-blazer for women in these fields, as well as in war photojournalism. She captured the times, photographing people in action, landscapes, and city-scapes. I had high aspirations of trying my hand as some of the styles of the photographers I am covering for this challenge, but I just don’t know that I have it in me, at least not right now given my situation. So, I am not going to beat myself up for that, and simply make sure I give you some new artists and artistry to explore online!
Thanks for visiting my 2020 A to Z Challenge – Letter B. You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z 2020 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).