Margaret Bourke-White (June 14th, 1904 – August 27th, 1971) was an American photographer and documentary photographer. Her main specialist area, after studying at Cornell University and Columbia University, was in architectural photography.
She is now best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first female war photographer and was one of the original 4 photographers who launched LIFE magazine.
Her visualization is completely entrenched in social realism, her social awareness and commitment to social causes developed through her photo-journalism and as a witness to, and recording, world events from the 1920’s through to the 1950’s.
The pain and the questions being asked in the faces of those caught in these moments of stark resignation of fate.