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Margaret Bourke-White : racing with a dream

by Welch, Catherine A.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 92 BOURKE-WHITE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92 BOURKE-WHITE
Examines the personal life and photographic career of the woman who served as a photojournalist for the magazine Life during World War II and the Korean War.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-8. Bourke-White's photographs documented the history of her times, from the excitement of technology and the drama of skyscrapers to the hardship of the Depression, the horror of Buchenwald, and the sorrow of South African gold miners. This readable biography shows how she influenced her profession with her development of the photo-essay at Life magazine and her shift from glossy advertising images to candid shots of ordinary people. Welch is careful not to idealize her subject, making clear that although the great photos show suffering, kindness, and courage, the person behind the camera remained cold, aggressive, and very much alone. As in Bourke-White's life, the focus here is on her work (her brief marriage to Erskine Caldwell gets only a half sentence). The book design is clear and attractive, with quality paper, a bibliography, and small photo reproductions throughout. However, readers will wish there were more--and larger--prints of those famous photos that Bourke-White took and that Welch describes so well. (Reviewed October 1, 1998)1575050498Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Bourke-White, Margaret, -- 1904-1971 -- Juvenile literature.
Bourke-White, Margaret, -- 1904-1971.
Photojournalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women photographers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women photographers.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Minneapolis :Carolrhoda Books,1998
Other Titles Racing with a dream
Language English
Description 104 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-102) and index.
ISBN 1575050498 (alk. paper)
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