Margaret Bourke-White, World War II, and Life Magazine

January 4 – September 30, 2023



Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904–1971) was one of the first photographers that Life magazine sent to Europe to cover World War II. The images she sent back filled endless pages of the magazine; Americans were riveted; and sales skyrocketed. This exhibition is drawn entirely from a unique portfolio of her photographs created near the end of the war.

This exhibition is organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, and generously supported by the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund.

Exhibition Curator

John R. Stomberg Ph.D

Exhibition subject: United States & Canada