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Photographing the 20th Century

By December 21, 2012

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Margaret Bourke-White was the first woman photographer to be attached to a US military unit and the first woman photographer to be permitted on combat missions.
Margaret Bourke-White

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She was a long-time staff photographer for Life magazine, with one of her images featured on the cover of Life's first issue. Her World War II, Depression, and post-World War II photos help define the 20th century. She is often remembered for her iconic images of concentration camps at the end of the war, and of Gandhi at his spinning wheel. Read more about Margaret Bourke-White, and explore some portraits and photographs:

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