April 16, 2015 — April 19, 2015
The AIPAD Photography Show New York
Daniel Blau is pleased to present newly discovered photographs by Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) at this year’s AIPAD fair.
Margaret Bourke-White’s extensive and diverse career captured many historic moments. In the male-dominated world of early twentieth century photojournalism, Bourke-White undeniably stands as a pioneer. She was the first female war correspondent, the first woman permitted to work in combat zones, the first woman to fly on a bombing mission during the Second World War and the first Western photographer permitted to document Soviet Industry after the revolution.
The 1930s photographs – exhibited here for the first time in America – explore New York’s most controversial burlesque venues and their dancers, where Bourke-White achieved an unprecedented proximity to her subjects. These photographs show both Bourke-White’s gifted composition as well as her compassion: the warm-tone contact prints reveal a gentler side than is often portrayed through her better-known war photographs.
Her Washington photographs highlight the groundbreaking spirit with which she forged her prolific career. Various political portraits show Franklin D. Roosevelt and members of his cabinet including female Assistant Secretary of Treasury, Josephine Roche, Rexford Tugwell and Harry Hopkins, two of the president’s closest economic advisors. Architectural photographs taken in Washington and New York further underline her compositional virtuosity.
The AIPAD Photography Show, Booth 401
Opening: April 15, 5 - 9 pm
April 16, 11 - 8.30 pm
April 17 & 18, 11 - 7 pm
April 19, 11 - 6 pm
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