Margaret Bourke-White

On World Photography Day, let’s take you back in history. This picture of American photographer Margaret Bourke-White spinning khadi at Gandhi charkha was taken in 1946. White was in India on an assignment for Life Magazine during the years that led to the partition of the country. It was the Swadeshi movement that made Gandhi pick up the spinning wheel. He encouraged Indians to make their own cloth instead of buying British garments.

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