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Newsprint Drying—Price Brothers

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Newsprint Drying—Price Brothers

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Margaret Bourke-White
American, 1904–1971

Date

1932, printed 1930s

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Accession #

1987.148

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Margaret Bourke-White achieved many firsts. Hired by Henry Luce in 1929, she was the first staff photographer for his Fortune magazine. She produced the cover for the inaugural edition of Life, as its first female photographer, in 1936. As a correspondent during World War II, she captured the German invasion of Moscow in 1941, was the first woman to accompany Air Corps crews on bombing missions in 1942, and documented the liberation of the German concentration camps in 1945. This photograph of drying newsprint, made for a Price Brothers Paper publicity campaign, epitomizes her signature style: a precise, industrial, formally harmonious aesthetic that captured the spirit of the “machine age.”

Credit

Purchase with funds from Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Image Copyright

(c) Estate of Margaret Bourke-White