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Margaret Bourke-White was the only foreign photographer in Moscow when German forces invaded.
Margaret Bourke-White
Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904 August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and photojournalist.
Her photographs of the construction of the Fort Peck Dam were featured in Life's first issue, dated November 23, 1936, including the cover. This cover photograph became such an iconic image that it was featured as the 1930s representative to the United States Postal Service's Celebrate the Century series of commemorative postage stamps.
During the mid-1930s, Bourke-White, like Dorothea Lange, photographed drought victims of the Dust Bowl. Bourke-White and novelist Erskine Caldwell were married from 1939 to 1942, and together they collaborated on You Have Seen Their Faces (1937), a book about conditions in the South during the Great Depression.
Bourke-White was the first female war correspondent and the first woman to be allowed to work in combat zones during World War II. In 1941, she travelled to the Soviet Union.