Meyer, Carolyn. Girl With A Camera. Boyd's Mills/Calkins Creek 2017 234p $17.95 Hardback ISBN 978-1-62979-584-3 ms/hs Historical fiction VG-BN
In this fictionalized biography, Carolyn Meyer makes accessible the life of Margaret Bourke-White. She offers a fascinating look at the life of a woman who knew her own mind and what she wanted to do with her life, as opposed to what was expected of a woman of that era. When she finally realized that her life’s work would be as a photographer, she pursued it with determination. Her lens had widened from landscapes to architectural details to people in difficult situations. Her assignment to photograph the Dust Bowl crisis for Fortune magazine totally changed her outlook about what was truly important. As her fame increased, Bourke-White traveled the world taking photos for the most important news magazines in the country. She became the first woman war correspondent and the first female photographer for Life magazine.
This book offers a thoughtful look at the life of one of the most famous names in photography. The descriptive narrative provides a well-organized and realistic view of Bourke-White in the context of her times. It is sure to encourage readers to seek out and further study her landmark photographs. Highly recommended for middle- and high-school students. It is sure to encourage readers to further study and discovering her landmark photographs.
Summary: In this fictionalized biography, Carolyn Meyer makes accessible the life of Margaret Bourke-White. It is sure to encourage readers to seek out and further study her landmark photographs.