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 having one of her photographs (on the construction of Fort Peck Dam) on 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 626,243 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Margaret Bourke-White is the 33rd most popular journalist (down from 26th in 2019), the 3,005th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,406th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Journalist.

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Among journalists, Margaret Bourke-White ranks 33 out of 129Before her are Steve McCurry, Eddie Adams, Joe Rosenthal, Gareth Jones, Edgar Snow, and Christopher Hitchens. After her are Kevin Carter, Marie Colvin, Edward R. Murrow, Eve Arnold, Kazimierz Nowak, and Werner Bischof.

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Among people born in 1904, Margaret Bourke-White ranks 115Before her are Delmer Daves, Joseph Valachi, Anna Mahler, Ellen Church, Achille Varzi, and Goffredo Petrassi. After her are Sergei Yutkevich, Seán MacBride, Nikolai Berzarin, Walter Heitler, Tevfik Esenç, and Franz Kutschera. Among people deceased in 1971, Margaret Bourke-White ranks 76Before her are Dimitrios Loundras, Joseph Valachi, Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, Mak Dizdar, Yrjö Väisälä, and Albin Stenroos. After her are Paul Lévy, Gregorio Pietro Agagianian, Bella Darvi, Fritz von Opel, Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria, and Mikhail Yangel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Margaret Bourke-White ranks 3,005 out of 15,968Before her are Melissa Gilbert (1964), Sam Giancana (1908), Harrison Ford (1884), Dean Jones (1931), T-Bone Walker (1910), and Laurie Anderson (1947). After her are Mortimer J. Adler (1902), David Berkowitz (1953), Hal Moore (1922), Milton L. Humason (1891), Chester Carlson (1906), and Benjamin Bratt (1963).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Margaret Bourke-White ranks 12Before her are Charles Dow (1851), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Steve McCurry (1950), Eddie Adams (1933), Joe Rosenthal (1911), and Edgar Snow (1905). After her are Marie Colvin (1956), Edward R. Murrow (1908), Eve Arnold (1912), Harriet Quimby (1875), James Nachtwey (1948), and Dan Rather (1931).