Margaret Bourke-White was the first female war correspondent/first female permitted to work in combat zones. She was also the first female photographer for Life magazine and the first female to have her photo on the cover.
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Imperious, generous and moreover intrepid, Margaret Bourke-White was the first female war correspondent working behind the lines. A thorn in the side of male photographers, she was always in the middle of combat, capturing the true photos of war.
Margaret Bourke-White fearless American photographer and photojournalist, first foreign photographer permitted access to teh Soviet Union, first female war correspondent, first Life magazine cover photographer
Margaret Bourke-White Successful women outside of the home: Margaret Bourke-White becomes the first female photojournalist allowed into combat zones, paving the way for women in the field of photography.
'Parachute', 1937 by Margaret Bourke-White. Part of a photographic sequence of parachutes being tested by employees of Irving Air Chute Company in Buffalo, New York, the world's largest manufacturer of parachutes. a scallop edged parachute!