Ruth Orkin featured on Art Daily
February 1, 2021 - artdaily
"In 1951, the young American photographer Ruth Orkin was sent from New York to Israel, on assignment for LIFE magazine. From there she travelled to Italy, where she met Ninalee Craig, known at the time as ‘Jinx Allen’, a fellow American who was also travelling alone. It was a photograph of Jinx, being starred at as she passed through a group of men, which was to become Orkin’s most recognizable image, ‘An American Girl in Italy’. Orkin included the photograph as part of a series, later published in Cosmopolitan magazine, entitled ‘Don’t be Afraid to Travel Alone’.
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Image: Ruth Orkin, An American Girl in Italy, 1951, silver gelatin print
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