"Meet Margaret Bourke-White"
performed by Alisa Riccardi
The first program in our OHIO WOMEN THEN AND NOW series took place on Tuesday, March 4 at Lorain County Community College. The group enjoyed learning about the Cleveland photographer's adventures during WWII. The festive occasion included light refreshments courtesy of Earthfare and a gift bag raffle.
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Margaret Bourke-White, famous
W.W.II photojournalist, was the first accredited female war correspondent.
Her career started in Cleveland, Ohio where she took pictures of stately
homes for the Town and Country Club News, The Clevelander (a Chamber of
Commerce publication) and Union Trust Company's publication Trade Winds.
She took pictures of the newly constructed Terminal Tower where she opened
her first studio. In 1929 she left Cleveland to take a job with publisher
Henry R. Luce to work on his new magazine, Fortune. By the time W.W.II
started she was working for Life magazine. Margaret eventually published
11 books of photo essays.
Alisa Riccardi has been performing as Margaret Bourke-White for Eden Valley for approximately 7 years. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Production and Performance from Youngstown State University. A Berea resident, Alisa and her husband have three children, ages 8, 5, and 4. Her other hobbies include martial arts and singing in her Church choir.