Photo History Museum FUJIFILM SQUARE
Pioneer of Photojournalism — a Photo Exhibition by Margaret Bourke-White

Fort Peck Dam, (image used on first LIFE Magazine cover, November 23, 1936)
Image by Margaret Bourke-White ©Time Inc. All rights reserved.

Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi reading next to a spinning wheel at home. India, 1946
Image by Margaret Bourke-White ©Time Inc. All rights reserved.
Please note that this exhibition closed on Monday, November 2, 2015

The Photo History Museum at FUJIFILM SQUARE is pleased to announce that we are holding an exhibition of works by the renowned photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, who through her contributions to Life magazine and various other publications exerted tremendous influence on the development of photojournalism in Japan. The exhibition runs from August 1 - November 2, 2015.

During WWII, Margaret Bourke-White was the only foreign photojournalist to cover the German invasion of Moscow, and the first ever female to be appointed as the official photographer for the US Air Force. Bourke-White traveled to some 30 countries, as well as the Arctic Circle, documenting several of the seminal events that shaped the course of 20th century history. Her stories included many key battles of the Second World War, the partition of India and the ensuing conflict between India and Pakistan, and apartheid in South Africa. She left many photo portraits including her iconic image of a smiling Stalin and Gandhi with his spinning wheel.

This exhibition features over 20 works taken primarily from Bourke-White's time at Fortune and Life magazine largely from the 1920s. Exhibits include a number of her works taken during the time she specialized in architectural and commercial photography at the outset of her career to the time she hung out of a helicopter to capture her work The United States from Above.

Bourke-White was active during the golden age of documentary magazines, and constantly applied the principle “photographs have the power to define eras” to her works. We very much hope that you will enjoy this exhibition of photographs that capture poignant moments in history.

Profile of Margaret Bourke-White (1904 - 1971)

Born in New York, after graduating from university she started a commercial photography studio in Cleveland, Ohio, where she began concentrating on architectural and industrial photography. She gained an instant reputation for her powerful images of industrial plants, and in 1929, began to work at the newly-founded Fortune magazine. As the magazine's sole photographer, she captured images with her trademark signature from the very first edition. In 1936, she was hired by Life magazine, and went on to become one of the magazine's most celebrated photographers. In later years, she documented the battles of WWII and covered various social issues, earning herself a reputation as one of the world's foremost photojournalists.

Name of exhibition Pioneer of Photojournalism — a Photo Exhibition by Margaret Bourke-White
Dates and Time August 1 - November 2, 2015
Dates and times 10:00 - 19:00 open everyday throughout duration of the exhibition (last entry: 18:50)
Venue Photo History Museum, FUJIFILM SQUARE
Number of exhibits 22
Admission Entry free
Organized by FUJIFILM Corporation
Cooperation Crevis Inc.

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