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Margaret Bourke-White

Nursery in Auto Plant, Moscow, 1937 vintage

Margaret Bourke-White was born in The Bronx in 1904.
She died in Connecticut in 1971.

Known for:
As a photojournalist, Bourke-White is known for her architectural prints and war photographs.

Most Popular Images:
"Gandhi"; "Steel Mills, Cleveland OH"; "Breadline"; "Concentration Camp"

Did you know ... ?
• As a young girl, Bourke-White pretended to take photographs with an empty cigar box.
• She was the first photographer hired by
Fortune magazine, and in 1936, she was picked to shoot the cover of the first issue of Life.

"If anyone gets in my way when I'm making a picture, I become irrational. I'm never surewhat I am going to do, or sometimes even aware of what I do-- only that I want that picture."

General Format:
Bourke-White's Silver gelatin photographs range in size, but most are 17" x 23" or smaller.

How many photographs exist?
Though her photographs are unnumbered, Bourke-White printed in very small editions.

$5,000 - $175,000

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How are the photographs printed and signed?
Generally, either the photograph or the mount is signed au recto in pencil.

Many of Margaret Bourke-White's photographs are vintage. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.

Technical Information:
Bourke-White used a 4" x 5" view camera.

Have You Seen Their Faces

Books - In Print:
Margaret Bourke-White: Her Pictures
Margaret Bourke-White: Photographer

Please contact A Gallery concerning the availability of Bourke-White's work.

Price History:
1975: $500
1985: $1,000 - $25,000
1995: $5,000 - $125,000
2003: $5,000 - $175,000

Christ Died for the Ungodly, 1935

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