Portrait of Myself (Paperback)

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Portrait of Myself (Paperback)


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THIS is the story of a gallant, beautiful and glamorous American woman.

For more than thirty years, Margaret Bourke-White had made photographic history as the first photographer to see the artistic and storytelling possibilities in American industry, as the first to write social criticism with a lens, and as the most distinguished and venturesome foreign correspondent-with-a camera to report wars, politics and social and political revolution on three continents. In the world of pictures, of magazines, of books, she won fame and fortune.

Here are the tales of her struggles to master her art and craft, of photographing Stalin, Gandhi and many other notables, of being torpedoed off North Africa while reporting World War II, of flying combat missions, of photographing the dread murder camps of Nazi Germany, of touring Tobacco Road to produce the book You Have Seen Their Faces with Erskine Caldwell (whom she later married), of adventures and wonderful picture-taking in the mines of South Africa, in the frozen North, in war-torn Korea.

And then, tragically, this beautiful and indomitably vigorous woman was stricken by Parkinson's disease. This story of Miss Bourke-White's winning battle with Parkinsons was the subject first of a long report in Life Magazine and then of a thrilling documentary television film which was seen throughout the nation.

Product Details ISBN: 9781958425381
ISBN-10: 1958425389
Publisher: Chosho Publishing
Publication Date: September 12th, 2022
Pages: 412
Language: English