Tag Archives: Margaret Bourke-White

Voting

James Nachtwey, Voting lines, San Salvador, March 1982 (425.2005) Robert Capa (1913-1954), [Lines of people waiting to vote in the presidential election, Mexico City], July 7, 1940 (2857.1992) Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), [Line of South Korean farmers walking to village office … Continue reading

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Hope for the future

Margaret Bourke-White, Shock Brigadier, ca. 1931 (622.1994) From 1930 through 1932 Margaret Bourke-White visited the U.S.S.R. to document the first Five Year Plan, a series of nationwide centralized plans to transition from an agricultural society to an industrial economy. During several trips she took hundreds of … Continue reading

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Wash Your Hands!

Margaret Bourke‑White, [Nurse Clara Stull prepares typhoid inoculation for flood victims at refugee aid station at Hikes Grade School, Louisville], 1937 (1648.2005) W. Eugene Smith, [Nurse‑midwife Maude Callen giving inoculation to little boy], 1951 (993.2005) John Vachon, Irwinville Farms, Georgia. … Continue reading

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Apartheid in South Africa

Margaret Bourke-White, [Man standing next to statue with chalked protest message outside city hall, Johannesburg], 1950 (1711.2005) Margaret Bourke-White, [Carpenter Phillip Mbhele wearing “We don’t want passes” tag speaking against the Afrikaner’s pass system that requires all native South Africans … Continue reading

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Uniform/Uniformity

Margaret Bourke-White, Pakistani members of Sind Muslim Women’s National Guard during marching practice, 1947 Robert Capa, Young women being trained as Nationalist soldiers, Hankou, China, 1938 Gilles Peress, A pro-Khomeini demonstration in a stadium, Tabriz, Iran, 1979

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Gold (in Silver)… part 2

Margaret Bourke-White, South Africa – Mining recruits are fingerprinted, the tribesman’s way of signing contract as a gold miner. These Natives, Pondos from the southeast, are signed up by National Recruiting Corporation official after quick oral reading of the contract. … Continue reading

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Lady with a Camera

Red Republic, a short black-and-white film about Russia in the 1930s, was Margaret Bourke-White’s first (and last) attempt at filmmaking. Thanks to a donation of 20,000 feet of film by Kodak who expected an educational film in return, it was … Continue reading

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