Monday, August 10, 2009

American Girl In Italy

Ruth Orkin was an amazing photographer. In 1951 she traveled to Italy and met fellow american and painter Jinx Allen. Together, they captured the essence of Italy (and Florence), Allen as the subject, and Orkin, as the photographer.
Allen walking down the street surrounded by italian men has become an iconic picture and it's the best know photograph by Orkin.
Read more here.
American Girl in Italy, Florence, Italy, 1951

Stopping Traffic, Florence, Italy, 1951

Flirting at the Cafe, Florence, Italy, 1951

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