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Witness to Life  free pdf Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was a pioneering American photojournalist. As staff photographer for the popular Life Magazine, she captured some of the defining moments of the twentieth century, which often took her to troubled spots around the world. She was the first female war correspondent, and covered combat during the Second World War. The first American to be allowed into the Soviet Union, she travelled through the country documenting its rapid industrialisation, and even managed to photograph Joseph Stalin at the Kremlin. Some of Margaret's most celebrated photographs were taken in India and Pakistan in 1947-48, as the two countries marched towards freedom from British colonial rule. She photographed the times and the leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi (who called her his 'torturer') and Muhammed Ali Jinnah. She was eyewitness to the migration of millions and the mayhem of communal violence that accompanied the subcontinent's partition into two independent nations. This body of work forms the focus of this book.

About Pramod Kapoor

Vicki Goldberg is a photography critic, art historian, writer and lecturer who spent four years researching and writing the biography of Margaret BourkeWhite. She is the editor of Photography in Print: Writings from 1816 to the Present, and her articles have appeared in Art in America, Horizon and The New York Times magazine, Realites. She lives in New York City.

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Author : Pramod Kapoor
Publisher : Roli Books Pvt Ltd
Data Published : 15 April 2013
ISBN : 8174366997
EAN : 9788174366993
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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