SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Margaret Bourke-White: Photographs 1930–1945, Martin-Gropius-Bau, until 14 April
In today’s society, women photographers and journalists are considered the norm, but a mere 50 years ago, this wasn’t the case.
An American woman named Margaret Bourke-White helped pave the way as the first female war correspondent, a privilege likely bestowed upon her because of her resilience and innovation as both an individual and an artist.
It’s no surprise, then, that her work is one-of-a-kind, in the truest since of the phrase. Her photos of the war capture countless moments and stories in the former Soviet Union, former Czechoslovakia, Germany, the UK, and Italy, depicting the reins of Communism and Nazism, as well as their respective aftermaths.
For the next three months, it’s possible to see the chronicling of life as she experienced it through her lens, in a retrospective of photos from between 1930 and 1945. Natalye Childress
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin; 030 25 48 60; U + S: Potsdamer Platz; admission: €5 (adults) / free (children aged 16 and under).