Witness to Life & Freedom
Margaret Bourke - White in India and Pakistan
- Margaret Bourke-White's photo essay on the Partition between India and Pakistan in 1947-48, and the mayhem of communal violence that followed
- Bourke-White was the first female war-correspondent and a famous American photojournalist for Life magazine
- These valuable photographs capture a crucial moment in the history of India and Pakistan
- An important, rare visual resource for history scholars of the period
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was a pioneering American photojournalist. As staff photographer for the popular Life Magazine, she captured some of the defining moments of the twentieth century, which often took her to troubled spots around the world. She was the first female war correspondent, and covered combat during the Second World War. The first American to be allowed into the Soviet Union, she travelled through the country documenting its rapid industrialisation, and even managed to photograph Joseph Stalin at the Kremlin. Some of Margaret’s most celebrated photographs were taken in India and Pakistan in 1947-48, as the two countries marched towards freedom from British colonial rule. She photographed the times and the leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi (who called her his ‘torturer’) and Muhammed Ali Jinnah. She was eyewitness to the migration of millions and the mayhem of communal violence that accompanied the subcontinent’s partition into two independent nations. This body of work forms the focus of this book. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; India: A Pillar of Fire; Photo Essay.
- Roli Books
- 30th Apr 2013
- World excluding Oceania, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
- 235 mm x 197 mm
- 144 Pages
- 115 color
Distributed by ACC Art Books
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