Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 129

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,500
Bourke-White, Margaret (1904-1971)

Circa 1930.

Warm-toned silver print with applied thin black border, with Bourke-White's signature in pencil on recto and her hand stamp on verso; the image measuring 9 3/8 x 13 1/4 in.; the mount 14 x 19 in.

Bourke-White was one of the most iconic photojournalists of the 20th century. She began her career as a studio photographer in Cleveland but soon began working as a photojournalist for Fortune and Life Magazines. The latter dispatched her worldwide on numerous assignments. Among her many achievements, she was the first foreign photographer to photograph the industry of Soviet Russia, and the first woman to accompany pilots on bombing mission in WWII. She also accompanied Patton's army during the liberation of German concentration camps. Her photographs became iconic representations of the period, including depictions of Gandhi, South African Apartheid, and more.