An American Girl in Italy Turns 60


Ruth Orkin, American Girl in Italy, 1951 (© 1952, 1980 Ruth Orkin)


Ruth Orkin, [Contact Sheet from American Girl in Italy], 1951

It’s the 60th anniversary of Ruth Orkin’s photograph American Girl in Italy. To celebrate the anniversary there is an exhibition at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, in Toronto, Canada…
The photograph, of a much appreciated Jinx Allen (Ninalee Craig), near the Piazza della Repubblica, in Florence was made on a hot morning on August 22, 1951…

(Two recent articles from two Canadian newspapers, can be read here and here…)

The Ruth Orkin Photo Archive is here: http://www.orkinphoto.com/

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