Bourke-White's 'Photography of Design': Early Work Found the Hidden Beauty in Industry

“Margaret Bourke-White hung out of bombers to take pictures, climbed out on a gargoyle high atop the Chrysler Building to take pictures, was the first Western photographer to go to the Soviet Union, covered the dangerous days of India’s partition….Margaret Bourke-White was in love with the shapes of industrial design — the mechanical muscle and sheen of it.” Susan Stamberg reports on an exhibit of Bourke-White’s extraordinary photographs of the mechanisms and infrastructure that were revolutionizing American society in the Age of the Machine. —Bourke-White’s ‘Photography of Design’: Early Work Found the Hidden Beauty in IndustryNPR)