Broke the glass ceiling for female photographers and ushered in a kind of vocational expansion in photography.
She learned perfectionism from her father, and the constant desire to improve from her mother.
She was the first foreigner allowed to photograph Soviet industry, as well as the first female war photographer.
She was married to Everett Chapman for two years.
Farrah Fawcet portrayed her in a movie about her life called Double Exposure: The Story of Margaret Bourke-White.