Nasturtium Leaves

nasturtium leaves
nasturtium leaves

Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer who died in 1971. She pioneered a style of representing her subjects by repetition. Whether it was a line of shoes, or forks on a table, or the buttresses of a major building – she found an element that repeated and built her photograph around that.

When I think of repetition, I think of her.

That wasn’t the limit of her vision, though. She photographed inside the death camps when they were liberated. She photographed Gandhi and Stalin. She photographed from the outside of the Chrysler Building in New York, sitting on one of the stylised eagles that decorate the top of the building. And she photographed the contrast between dream and reality and the racial divide in the USA. Witness this photo.

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