The Fortunate Light 

 
 

This fall, IVP will produce Brian Kirchner's much-awaited play The Fortunate Light, featuring the early career of Margaret Bourke-White. She was one of the first industrial photographers and was the first female contributor to Fortune and Life magazines. 

 

From playwright Brian Kirchner:

"Maggie was not only a brilliant photojournalist, but was also a versatile writer and multi-published author. She was an adventurer who survived plane crashes in the Arctic, torpedoing on a WWII plane, Allied bombings in Moscow, and shootings in the Korean War. Her autobiography, in particular, reads as a woman who not only survived these great trials, but lived to capture some of the most iconic scenes in history. Yet despite all of this, Margaret herself remains largely unknown. 

Though Margaret published many books and articles during her lifetime, her writing is quickly falling out of print. Even her once bestselling autobiography is hard to come by, and we are sadly losing the woman behind the pictures. I therefore invite you to uncover the mystery of her life and keep Maggie the Indestructible where she belongs: among the indelible figures who chronicled the world as we know it."