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30 review for Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie

    I read Margaret Bourke-White's autobiography just before I read this book - it was interesting to see what she left out, and what she emphasized more than this book. This book by Vicki Goldberg filled in some gaps, gave viewpoints of people who knew her and created a more well-rounded view of her, but I have to say I enjoyed the autobiography more. Margaret was a good writer, as well as an awesome photographer. I admire her art - her photography and her "eye." I also admire her for her determina I read Margaret Bourke-White's autobiography just before I read this book - it was interesting to see what she left out, and what she emphasized more than this book. This book by Vicki Goldberg filled in some gaps, gave viewpoints of people who knew her and created a more well-rounded view of her, but I have to say I enjoyed the autobiography more. Margaret was a good writer, as well as an awesome photographer. I admire her art - her photography and her "eye." I also admire her for her determination, tenacity, moxie and courage. What amazing adventures she had! She believed she could become whatever she wanted to be - and she did.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    I have been fascinated by Bourke-White since I was a teenager. She took such great photos and lived such a large adventurous life. This biography tells the story well but it is the photos that engage me the most.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Very interesting. She had to make some touch choices in order to have a career.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Annapurna Mellor

    A must read for any female photographers out there. Margaret Bourke-White was a pioneer in our field, and led an incredible life. The passion for her work, her dedication to getting the best story, and the way she lived without fear makes a very inspiring read. Goldberg has done a very good job at highlighting both the personal events of her life, as well as marking the stages of her career.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly Cunningham

    Amazing soul who had an amazing career.

  6. 4 out of 5

    C

    Beautifully written book about a truly fascinating woman.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography (Paperback) by Vicki Goldberg (Goodreads Author)

  8. 5 out of 5

    Brian Page

    I admired her more before reading this book. Vicki Goldberg’s MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE: A BIOGRAPHY is meticulously researched and well-written; but I’m left with the impression that MBW was a person I would not have liked nor particularly understood. Of course, likeability is quite irrelevant. There are plenty of historically important figures whom I admire but am quite certain I would not have liked – Churchill comes to mind. MBW, in Vicki Goldberg’s account, was simply a machine who used people I admired her more before reading this book. Vicki Goldberg’s MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE: A BIOGRAPHY is meticulously researched and well-written; but I’m left with the impression that MBW was a person I would not have liked nor particularly understood. Of course, likeability is quite irrelevant. There are plenty of historically important figures whom I admire but am quite certain I would not have liked – Churchill comes to mind. MBW, in Vicki Goldberg’s account, was simply a machine who used people and made photographs. As a photographer there is nothing from her life that I can take away to make me a better photographer, or even a better person. Therein lies the rub. So would I recommend this book? There are lots of very good reasons to read this most excellent, likely definitive, biography even if finding inspiration is not among them.

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