Title

Margaret Bourke-White: A Female of Firsts in the World of Photojournalism

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Melony Shemberger

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

New York born photographer Margaret Bourke-White propelled herself and her photographs through obstacles of war, financial depression and gender inequality throughout her career; becoming a pioneer in the photojournalism field in the eyes of both women and men. As the first female photographer at both LIFE and Fortune magazines, Bourke-White traveled across the globe, creating historical images documenting the Dust Bowl, the Korean War and concentration camps in Nazi Germany. Her iconic images of Mohandas Gandhi, World War II prisoners and drought victims during the Dust Bowl lead to an impactful presence of feminist strength in photojournalism during and after her life. The effects of Bourke-White’s accomplishments within the fields of mass communications and photojournalism are chronicled in detail throughout this historical academic poster.

Location

Small Ballroom, Curris Center

Start Date

20-4-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2016 11:30 AM

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Margaret Bourke-White: A Female of Firsts in the World of Photojournalism

Small Ballroom, Curris Center

New York born photographer Margaret Bourke-White propelled herself and her photographs through obstacles of war, financial depression and gender inequality throughout her career; becoming a pioneer in the photojournalism field in the eyes of both women and men. As the first female photographer at both LIFE and Fortune magazines, Bourke-White traveled across the globe, creating historical images documenting the Dust Bowl, the Korean War and concentration camps in Nazi Germany. Her iconic images of Mohandas Gandhi, World War II prisoners and drought victims during the Dust Bowl lead to an impactful presence of feminist strength in photojournalism during and after her life. The effects of Bourke-White’s accomplishments within the fields of mass communications and photojournalism are chronicled in detail throughout this historical academic poster.