Coverbild Ruth Orkin
Ruth Orkin
A Photo Spirit
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Edited by: Nadine Barth, Mary Engel
Texts by: Kristen Gresh, Mary Engel, Ruth Orkin
Graphic Design: Julia Wagner, grafikanstalt
Institution: Centro Cultural de Cascais, F³ – Freiraum für Fotografie, Berlin, Fotografiska, New York, Kutxa Kultur Artegunea, San Sebastian, Museo Civico di Bassano
Artist: Ruth Orkin
English
July 2021 , 240 Pages , 207 Ills.
Hardcover
273mm x 272mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-5095-0
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| Moments of Eternity
Ruth Orkin is a legend of street photography – her atmospheric pictures taken in cities such as Florence, New York and London still shape the image of these metropolises today. But Orkin's specialty not only encompassed the urban but also the personal. This is evident in her unique eye that enabled her street scenes to consistently offer penetrating insights into the time and personality of her subjects. And it likewise shows in her fantastic portraits of celebrities such as Albert Einstein, Woody Allen, and Lauren Bacall. These inimitable images seemingly combine snapshot and pose to present the star in his or her role and at the same time as an autonomous individual. Published on the occasion of the photographer’s 100th birthday, this illustrated book celebrates the Orkin’s life and work with an equally extensive and fascinating overview of this exceptional artist's oeuvre.

RUTH ORKIN (1921–1985) studied at Los Angeles City College. Working as a freelance photographer, her pictures were published in magazines such as Life, Look, and Ladies' Home Journal. She was awarded an Oscar for the film Little Fugitive, which she made with her husband in 1953. World Through My Window (1978) is her best-known book of photographs.

RUTH ORKIN (1921–1985) studied at Los Angeles City College. Working as a freelance photographer, her pictures were published in magazines such as Life, Look, and Ladies' Home Journal. She was awarded an Oscar for the film Little Fugitive, which she made with her husband in 1953. World Through My Window (1978) is her best-known book of photographs.
EXHIBITIONS
Fotografiska, New York
September–November 2021
F3 – Freiraum für Fotografie, Berlin
October 2021–January 2022
Museo Civico Bassano (Italy)
December 18, 2021– May 23, 2022
Kultur Kutxa Artegunea, San Sebastian (Spain)
Summer 2022
Centro Cultural de Cascais (Portugal)
Fall 2022
Hungarian House of Photography - Mai Mano HouseOctober 11, 2023–January 14, 2024
and further venues
»"The photographer’s image of a young grocery shopper brought colour to women’s magazine covers for the first time"«
Tim Adams
The Guardian
»"A centennial celebration"«
L’Œil de la Photographie
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