Margaret Bourke-White. You have seen their faces. New York: Modern Age Books, 1937

“Margaret Bourke-White made You have seen their faces with her future husband, the writer Erskine Caldwell. It was the most financially successful of the documentary photobooks published in America during the Depression, and one of the most controversial (…)You have seen their faces illustrates how the fine lines that govern the art of documentary photography –lines relating to rethoric, emphasis, determinism, prejudgement, objectivity and subjectivity- are distorted at the artist’s peril.”


Martin Parr, Gerry Badger. The photobook: a history, volume I. London: Phaidon, 2004 (p. 140)