Opening Doors with Margaret Bourke-White

A black and white photograph depicts an aerial view of The Point in Pittsburgh.
Margaret Bourke-White, (Pittsburgh: Aerial View of the Point), 1956, Carnegie Museum of Art

Nothing attracts me like a closed door. I cannot let my camera rest until I have pried it open.

Margaret Bourke-White, (Pittsburgh: Aerial View of the Point)

We’re finding our Monday Motivation this week in the words of Margaret Bourke-White, one of the best-known photojournalists and one of the first women to serve as a war correspondent. In the mid-20th century, she traveled to Pittsburgh to capture images of the city’s transition from the steel industry and its mills to modern urban redevelopment and skyscrapers.