Bourke-White, Margaret

Margaret Bourke-White (1904 – 1971) was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first American female war photojournalist, and the first female photographer for Life magazine. Bourke-White was the first female war correspondent and the first woman to be allowed to work in combat zones during World War II. She was the only foreign photographer in Moscow when German forces invaded. In the spring of 1945, she traveled throughout a collapsing Germany.