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MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE AT 100
EXHIBITION CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF PIONEERING PHOTOJOURNALIST'S BIRTH


SANTA FE — Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to announce "MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE AT 100", a major retrospective exhibition celebrating the centennial anniversary of the pioneering photojournalist's birth. The exhibition opens with a public reception on Friday, April 2, from 5 to 7. The exhibition continues through June 27.

Featured in the exhibition are rare and historically significant photographs from every aspect of Bourke-White's career. Also included are numerous vintage photographs - the actual prints used for LIFE magazine stories, with important archive information inscribed and stamped on the backside of each photograph

Margaret Bourke-White was born on June 14, 1904, in New York City, and graduated from Cornell University in 1927. Choosing photography as a profession, she immediately began her dramatic career by experimenting with industrial subjects. By 1929, Bourke-White's reputation attracted the attention of the publisher Henry Luce, who engaged her as an associate editor for his FORTUNE magazine. Throughout the next several years, there was no location or type of photography too difficult or too mundane for Bourke-White. In 1936, Bourke-White joined Peter Stackpole, Tom McAvoy, and Alfred Eisenstaedt as the first staff photographers for LIFE magazine. Her photograph of the great Fort Peck dam appeared on the first issue's cover. Bourke-White went on to cover the world, and world history.

Margaret Bourke White was one of the most famous and most successful photographers of her time. Her combination of intelligence, talent, ambition, and flexibility made her an ideal contributor to the new journalism that developed during the thirties. She was a woman, doing a man's job, in a man's world, from the foundries of Cleveland to the battlefields in World War II. Bourke-White fought a heroic 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease prior to her death in 1971.

She was named as one of the 100 most influential women of twentieth century.

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Click here to see the vintage collection of Margaret Bourke-White photographs.



Margaret Bourke-White in her high-altitude flight suit.
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Hats in the Garment District, New York, 1930


A DC4 Flying Over New York City (ŠTime Inc.)

Approaching Storm, Hartman, Colorado, 1954

Gandhi walking with close advisors and family members, India, 1946

Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, (for TWA), 1935

Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, 1952


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