Bike Trip USA, 1939 – Ruth Orkin


Silvana Editoriale, 2023
Hardcover, 22×20 cm
128 pages, b/w and color photographs
English text

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In 1939, 17-year-old Ruth Orkin traveled alone by bicycle across the United States: she left from Los Angeles and reached New York City, where she intended to visit the World’s Fair. She traveled about 4000km, with a bicycle that we would hardly use to do a hundred, and only $25 in her pocket.

This book, which accompanies the exhibition Ruth Orkin – Bike Trip, USA, 1939, presented from Sept. 19, 2023 to Jan. 14, 202′ at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, contains the photographer’s first shots of her trip and some articles made at the time by the press, intrigued by the young woman’s boldness.

Weight 1 kg


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