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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sitting on top of...the Chrysler Building

Magnet #774 - Margaret Bourke-White

Ya'll know how much I love the Chrysler Building, and the fun story behind the building of it, and how it shines like Mrs. Hannigan mentions in Annie, and how it's just the coolest architecture ever.

That's this building that photographer Margaret Bourke-White is hanging off of here.

I don't know much about Margaret Bourke-White, just that she was one of the most famous photojournalists of the 20th century. She was the first female photographer for FORTUNE, and it was one of her images on the first cover of LIFE. And that she was the first female war correspondent, allowed into war zones, taking pictures of bomber crews and concentration camps.

If that weren't enough, I do think she kicks all kinds of ass for having gone out on this eagle on the 61st floor of the Chrysler Building to take a picture.

Mind you, it does beg the questions of what the picture she took looked like, and of who took this picture of her. Can't wait for the next Margaret Bourke-White photography exhibit to hit the city. Maybe I'll find out then.
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