Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971)
Bourke-White was a fearless world-class photographer who traveled the globe reporting the news and breaking stories with her camera lens. She covered WWII in Africa, Italy and Germany, and was in Moscow when the Nazi invasion began. She photographed Mahatma Gandhi during the collapse of imperial rule in India and recorded the repugnant exploitation of black people in South Africaís diamond and gold mines. Her camera saw Moslem and Hindu refugees after the patrician of Pakistan and Korean guerilla warfare. At home she covered the poverty of the Great Depression and recorded some of the most riveting and famous photographs of the time. She died after a long battle with Parkinsonís Disease.