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Margaret Bourke-White and the dawn of apartheid

Author: Alexander C Lichtenstein; Rick Halpern; Margaret Bourke-White
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a photographer for Life and Fortune magazines, Margaret Bourke-White traveled to Russia in the 1930s, photographed the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1938, and recorded the liberation of Buchenwald at the end of WWII. In 1949, Life sent her to South Africa to take photographs in a country that was becoming racially polarized by white minority rule. Life published two photo-essays highlighting Bourke-White's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Named Person: Margaret Bourke-White; Margaret Bourke-White; Margaret Bourke-White; Margaret Bourke-White
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander C Lichtenstein; Rick Halpern; Margaret Bourke-White
ISBN: 9780253021267 025302126X
OCLC Number: 920944623
Description: xv, 127 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction / Alex Lichtenstein --
Essays --
South Africa at the crossroads / Rick Halpern --
From Cleveland to Johannesburg: Margaret Bourke-White's journey to South Africa / Alex Lichtenstein --
Photographs --
Afrikaners --
On the mines --
On the land --
Protest, repression, and resistance --
From Buchenwald to Moroka.
Responsibility: Alex Lichtenstein & Rick Halpern.

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As a photographer for Life and Fortune magazines, Margaret Bourke-White traveled to Russia in the 1930s, photographed the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1938, and recorded the liberation of Buchenwald at the end of WWII. In 1949, Life sent her to South Africa to take photographs in a country that was becoming racially polarized by white minority rule. Life published two photo-essays highlighting Bourke-White's photographs, but much of her South African work remained unpublished until now. Here, these stunning photographs collected by Alex Lichtenstein and Rick Halpern offer an unparalleled visual record of white domination in South Africa during the early days of apartheid. In addition to these powerful and historically significant photographs, Lichtenstein and Halpern include two essays that explore Bourke-White's artistic and political formation and provide background material about the cultural, political, and economic circumstances that produced the rise and triumph of Afrikaner nationalism in South Africa. This richly illustrated book brings to light a large body of photography from a major American photographer and offers a compelling history of a reprehensible system of racial conflict and social control that Bourke-White took such pains to document. -- Provided by publisher.

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