Learn about ‘Trailblazing Photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White’ at Central Library

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Iglitzin, former professor of Political Science at the University of Washington and a specialist in Women’s Studies, tells how Margaret Bourke-White pioneered new techniques in photojournalism and opened the door for women in photography.

Drawing on Bourke-White’s autobiography, letters and biographical information, Iglitzin brings to life the photographer’s determination to realize her dreams. See her striking photography in the factories and steel mills of Cleveland, places where no woman had gone before. Sensitive pictures during the 1930s vividly illustrate the impact of the Depression in American social history. As the pre-eminent photographer for LIFE Magazine, Bourke-White’s powerful photographs from the 1940s brought images of World War II directly into the living rooms of Americans.

This presentation is sponsored by Humanities Washington.

This program is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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