By Susan Goldman Rubin
From Publishers Weekly: "Rubin (Frank Lloyd Wright) facilities her articulate, available portrait of this well known photojournalist on fifty six of Bourke-White's excellent duotone images. the canopy photo, one of many few the following now not shot by way of Bourke-White, exhibits her perched atop a metal gargoyle sticking out from the 61st tale of the brand-new Chrysler development, photographing the recent York urban skyline; it speaks volumes approximately her grit and backbone to visit any size to get the right shot. In a story conscientiously precise to her viewers, Rubin concisely charts the evolution of the intrepid photographer's paintings during the architectural, commercial, advertisements and reportorial levels of her career."
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You just had to break a camera because you dreamed 58 * Every Thanksgiving patients at the Warm Springs Foundation drew lots to sit at the President's table. Pictured here in the seat of honor, to the left of Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is Robert Rosenbaum, age eleven. '" he was my said, laughing face that broke the When heartily, then added. '* and cal novels. when Margaret always used her nerve and wits she at these men), popping up at the minute last at Life good assignments and have Many published.
At home, her Russian photographs brought her a wider audience. Margaret began lecturing, and appeared on radio shows. In one interview, arranged by Mademoiselle magazine, what her next goal was. " In terrible area 1934 Fortune sent her to the Midwest to cover the conditions of the Drought. For years land in an known as the Dust overgrazed. Then, the topsoil when turned Bowl had been overplanted and there were fierce winds into whirlwinds of and no dirt. rain, Margaret chartered a plane and flew from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakotas.
Margaret and Caldwell Southerner. Meanwhile, been embarrassed to spot one of her time hope something funny trunk home sharecroppers in Louisiana papered their rooms with old ride smoothly," the lid of the first a Sometimes Margaret and Caldwell were hatch, she took the working. As they visited pictures. day of the trip while she was "tucking would Caldwell introduced new way of him because he was inside peoples' came down on her head. For laughing, and by the her camera, trying to remain inconspicuous her.