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Margaret Bourke-White

1904 - 1971

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Margaret Bourke-White (; June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971), an American photographer and documentary photographer, became arguably best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry under the Soviets' five-year plan, as the first American female war photojournalist, and for taking the photograph (of the construction of Fort Peck Dam) that became the cover of the first issue of Life magazine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret Bourke-White has received more than 738,858 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Margaret Bourke-White is the 24th most popular journalist (up from 33rd in 2019), the 2,000th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,004th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Journalist.

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Among journalists, Margaret Bourke-White ranks 24 out of 127Before her are Walker Evans, Endre Ady, Alexander Berkman, Jean-Marie Balestre, Gareth Jones, and Aenne Burda. After her are Jeremy Clarkson, Kevin Carter, Charles Dow, David Seymour, Eddie Adams, and Christopher Hitchens.

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Among people born in 1904, Margaret Bourke-White ranks 81Before her are Hans Hartung, Greer Garson, Walther Hewel, Viktor Brack, Sergey Biryuzov, and Georges Canguilhem. After her are Josef Bühler, Valery Chkalov, Joseph M. Juran, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i, and Lyudmila Rudenko. Among people deceased in 1971, Margaret Bourke-White ranks 49Before her are Archduchess Adelheid of Austria, Gene Vincent, Jo Siffert, Pedro Rodríguez, Georgy Dobrovolsky, and Reinhold Niebuhr. After her are John Boyd Orr, Ub Iwerks, Vladislav Volkov, Duane Allman, Helene Weigel, and Van Heflin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Margaret Bourke-White ranks 2,000 out of 18,182Before her are Phil Ochs (1940), Robert Ryan (1909), George Kelly (1905), Henry King (1886), Aileen Wuornos (1956), and Martin Kove (1946). After her are Harlow Shapley (1885), George Lakoff (1941), John Landis (1950), Peter Criss (1945), Jim Henson (1936), and Jack Welch (1935).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Margaret Bourke-White ranks 8Before her are John Reed (1887), Dorothea Lange (1895), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Lee Miller (1907), Steve McCurry (1950), and Walker Evans (1903). After her are Charles Dow (1851), Eddie Adams (1933), Edgar Snow (1905), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Marie Colvin (1956), and James Nachtwey (1948).