The extraordinary images of the great 20th century photographer, pioneer of photojournalism and icon of great modernity.
Ruth Orkin is today one of the greatest female icons in the history of
20th century photography. Having been unable to realise his dream of becoming a director at a time when the world of cinema was a territory reserved for men, he invented a photographic language in constant dialogue with the seventh art. This unique confluence of the still and moving image has made Ruth Orkin a free and profoundly modern
Ruth Orkin: Una nuova scoperta is a tribute not only to her, but to all women who, following her example, have helped to shape the history of art and, consequently, the history of humanity.
Edited by Anne Morin, the monograph brings together a wide selection of photographs tracing the career of the woman who, between 1939 and the end of the 1960s, was one of the greatest photojournalists of the 20th century through some of the capital works of her research: from Jimmy The Storyteller of 1947 to the famous An American Girl in Italy of 1951, to portraits of personalities from the worlds of film, photography, music or science such as Robert Capa, Marlon Brando, Woody Allen, Leonard Bernstein and Albert Einstein.
Divided into thematic sections (La città: il luogo degli sguardi mobili; Lo sdoppiamento e la simultaneità; Sequenze; Il piccolo fuggitivo, 1953; Il road movie e il fotoromanzo; Un’americana in Italia, 1951; Ritratti), the photographs offer a reflection on the different languages that
led Ruth Orkin to accredit and distinguish herself in the panorama of world photography.