To the best of our knowledge, this is the first full-length juvenile biography of the late Margaret Bourke-White. It's...

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CAMERAS AND COURAGE: Margaret Bourke White

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first full-length juvenile biography of the late Margaret Bourke-White. It's almost impossible to imagine, however, why any young person would prefer this fawning memoir to Miss Bourke-White's own energetic autobiography Portrait of Myself (KR 1963), even if Noble does report Bourke-White's death in 1971 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. But despite occasional attempts to explain how all those pictures were composed and shot, the author is unnecessarily vague about the technical aspects of photography, and her reluctance to omit the smallest details of what Margaret wore, earned and thought to herself at every stage of her career shows a poor assimilation of that basic lesson that ""it was just as important to leave out material from a picture as it was to get it in.

Pub Date: March 1, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Messner

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1973