Divesting the Picturesque: Bourke-White's Partition Photographs from Above.

Peterson, Shauna.


  • Abstract: In 1947-48, while on assignment for Life magazine, the American photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White documented the displacement and mass-migration of Partition refugees in India. Within art historical scholarship, discussion of these photographs remains limited to biographical analysis of the groundbreaking photographer. This thesis intervenes in this historical marginalization of the ... read more
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