Scholar to present life, works of famous photographer Margaret Bourke-White


COLLEGE PLACE -- Well-known photographer Margaret Bourke-White is the subject of two presentations by Lynne Iglitzin, a scholar on the life of Bourke-White and her era.

Presentations will be at Walla Walla University, 204 S. College Ave.

The first, "The Eye of Margaret Bourke-White," will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Room 117, in the Administration Building.

The second, "Focusing a Lens on the Depression: Margaret Bourke-White and Artists of the 1930s," will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at University Church, coinciding with the University's Community service.

Iglitzin tells the story of Bourke-White, who pioneered new techniques in photojournalism in the 20th century and opened the door for women in photography.

Bourke-White documented some of the most significant events of the times, including the rise of the Industrial Age and the Great Depression.

As the pre-eminent photographer for Life magazine, Bourke-White's powerful photographs from the 1940s brought images of World War II home to Americans.

Iglitzin, a former political science at the University of Washington, is the author of several books, including "Women in the World" and "Violent Conflict in American Society."

She serves on the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission and has chaired the Seattle Human Rights Commission.

A former state board member of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Northwest Women's Law Center, she also is a founding board member of Youth in Focus, which promotes photography as a tool for motivating youth.


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