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.