Focus on Bourke-White
Edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 1/1/2003 12:00:00 AM
One of the first female shutterbugs to work in the emerging field of photojournalism, Margaret Bourke-White was much admired for her powerful and sensitive coverage of world figures and international news events. As a war correspondent, she covered subjects ranging from Mahatma Gandhi at his spinning wheel to the daily lives of troops in South Korea. Her work even graced Life magazine's inaugural cover in 1935. Lesser known, however, are her images romanticizing American industry. These compositions are the subject of "Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design, 1927-1936," an exhibition of her critical early work coming to the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. February 15–May 11; phillipscollection.org.
The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., shows Terminal Tower, Cleveland: View From Grillwork, 1928.