American Girl in Italy


“American Girl in Italy” este una din clasicile lucrari ale lui Ruth Orkin. In 1951 ea a calatorit in Israel avand un angajament din partea Filarmonicii Israeliene. Dupa ce a trait cateva luni in acolo, ea si-a continuat calatoriile in Italia. In Florenta a intalnit un student la arte ce ii va deveni subiect pentru o fotografie ilustrativa intitulata “Don’t Be Afraid to Travel Alone”.

Orkin a fotografiat aceasta nemuritoare imagine in Piazza del Republica din Florenta. Fotografia a fost publicata intai in paginile revistei Cosmopolitan (9/52) iar de atunci a aparut in nenumarate alte publicatii si este cunoscuta in intreaga lume.

[biografia ruth orkin]



American Girl in Italy is Orkin’s classic signature image. In 1951, Orkin traveled to Israel on assignment with the Israeli Philharmonic. After living in Israel for a few months, she continued her travels in Italy. In Florence, she met an art student in her hotel who became the subject for a picture story titled “Don’t Be Afraid to Travel Alone.” Orkin shot this timeless image at the Piazza del Repubblica. The photograph originally appeared in Cosmopolitan, (9/52) has now appeared in countless other publications, and is known throughout the world.

[ruth orkin’s biography]



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2 Responses to American Girl in Italy

  1. Catalin says:

    Multumesc, Alex, ca incerci sa culturalizezi publicul. 🙂

  2. ggia says:

    foarte interesant poza.

    Am placut de linkul: fraze de ea:

    “Being a photographer is making people look at what I want them to look at” Ruth Orkin

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