Unknown photographer When Elisabeth Meyer took a break one of the lioncubs would crawl up on her lap, 1937-39 Preus museum, Elisabeth Meyer's archive
In her time Elisabeth Meyer (1899-1968) was a well-known journalist and photographer, but after her death she was forgotten. It was only when her archive was turned over to the Preus Museum in 2000 that she was rediscovered and accounted for in Norwegian history.
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) is considered one of the first female photojournalists in the history of photography. She was a woman ahead of her time who wanted to break the mould and she achieved objectives that were very difficult for most women and offered the strongest resistance. From her beginnings in Cleveland in 1927-1929, where she photographed the city‟s steel foundries at a time in which photographic techniques were still not prepared to capture images of smoking chimneys and blazing furnaces with their extreme contrasts of light and shadow, her career became a fight to reach her goals and use her camera to report the most important events of her time.