Tuesday, June 19, 2012

photography highlights: ruth orkin

"American Girl in Italy"
"Friends" New York City, 1943
(This is the best one)
Another favorite 40s photographer (they really were the best at capturing moments in the lives of ordinary but intriguing people). Ruth Orkin - her series on an American Girl in Italy is fantastic, some of the photos are funny, some wistful, some stressful, all wonderful. I thought of the photographs because I, too, will be the girl sitting on a fountain in a strange country with a lap full of books all summer . . .

Did I already post on her at some point? Ah, well, she's worth it.

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