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Morris Engel / Ruth Orkin OUTSIDE – New book published by Editions Carlotta Films

Posted by: on November 30, 2014

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A New Book Publication – For Immediate Release 11/20/14
MORRIS ENGEL  RUTH ORKIN – OUTSIDE
FROM STREET PHOTOGRAPHY TO FILMMAKING
 With LITTLE FUGITIVE, hailed by Francois Truffaut and rewarded at the Venice Film Festival in 1953,
the work of Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin was at the origin of a new style that revolutionized the history of cinema,
announcing the French New Wave and independent production in America. Featuring a rich and unpublished
iconography, this book presents keys to the photographic and cinematographic journey of these iconic figures.
Published by Editions Carlotta Films, Edited by Stefan Cornic,
introductions by Alain Bergala, Anne Morra (MoMA) and Mary Engel
200 pages, Hardcover 9″ x 12″ $50 – Published by Editions Carlotta Films
 To order book:
VARIETY – Daily Update – October 16, 2014 by John Hopewell
 
A second coffee table book features U.S. indie filmmaking couple Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin
whose 1953 “The Little Fugitive,” the story of a child growing up on Coney Island,
was a huge influence on the French Nouvelle Vague in its use of non-pros, naturalism and hand-held 35mm camera.
 
Coinciding with the re-release of “Little Fugitive,” this publication marks the first book ever on the
couple, also distinguished photographers, Vincent Paul-Boncour said.
 
Carlotta holds international rights to “The Little Fugitive” and Engel and Orkin’s
“Lovers and Lollipops,” and “Weddings and Babies.”
 

 

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Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel Exhibit at Fondazione Stelline

Posted by: on July 7, 2014

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Engel.HarlemMerchantA photography exhibit of Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel’s photographs and films opened last month at the Fondazione Stelline in Milan, Italy. It runs from June 26 – August 3, 2014.

http://www.stelline.it/en/stelline-foundation/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/ruth-orkin-morris-engel.html

The exhibition was curated by Enrica Vigano of Admira Photography.   www.admiraphotography.it

From June 26 to August 3, Stelline Foundation hosts a retrospective that compares two masters of photography and international cinema, Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel, partners in life and work. 60 photographic works in black/white and color, video documentaries – vibrant stories of their life and career – and documents present 30 years of passionate work in art, both in photography and cinema. In these two branches of art they achieved prestigious firsts: Ruth Orkin, with his most famous “American Girl in Italy” taken in Florence in 1951, that became part of the annals of the history of photography as the second best-selling poster in the world; on the other hand François Truffaut said that without the work of Engel the Nouvelle Vague would never have existed.

On show two important documentaries directed by Mary Engel: Ruth Orkin: Frames of Life (1995), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996, and Morris Engel: The Independent (2008), which was shown on Turner Movie Classics in April 2009.

RUTH ORKIN + MORRIS ENGEL
Till August 3, 2014
Tuesday – Sunday 10-20 (closed on Mondays)
Tickets | full € 6; reduced € 4.50; € 2 schools
Infoline: +39 0245462411

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Photograph of Charles James by Ruth Orkin in exhibition catalog for current exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum thru 8/10/14

Posted by: on May 10, 2014

 

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In 1948 CORONET MAGAZINE featured a 16-page picture story on Charles James photographed by Ruth Orkin.  The photo on the 2nd page is Charles James with Austine Hearst, one of his most important clients and models.

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/charles-james-beyond-fashion

 

 

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Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel exhibit at the Comune Di Venezia, Centro Culturale Candiani, Venice, Italy

Posted by: on May 1, 2014
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RUTH  ORKIN + MORRIS ENGEL

Dalla fotografia alla  cinematografia

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Enrica Viganò

Centro Culturale  Candiani

Piazzale Candiani, 7 – Venezia  Mestre

4 aprile – 1 giugno  2014

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The Cardplayers included in “Greenwich Village Stories”

Posted by: on May 1, 2014

Greenwich Village StoriesA love letter to Greenwich Village, written by artists, writers, musicians, restaurateurs, and other neighborhood habitues who each share a favorite memory of this beloved place. The sixty stories in this collection of Village memories are exuberant, poignant, original, and vivid-perfectly capturing the essence of the Village.

Every corner of the Village is represented in the book: recollections of jazz clubs and existentialism on Bleecker Street, rock music at St. Mark’s Place, folk singers in Washington Square Park. There are stories of Hans Hofmann teaching modern art on 8th Street and Lotte Lenya performing in The Threepenny Opera on Christopher Street. Decades later, Brooke Shields muses on renovating a brownstone and finding history behind its walls; and Mario Batali lyrically describes a Sunday morning walk through the food markets of Bleecker Street. The stories are complemented by a wide range of photographs by iconic figures such as Allen Ginsberg, Rudy Burckhardt, Berenice Abbott, Saul Leiter, Ruth Orkin, and Weegee. Paintings depict elegant red-brick facades and raffish Hudson River piers, now restored; theater posters spotlight Karen Finley and John Leguizamo. This is a book for those who are already beguiled by the Village as well as those just discovering this fabled place.

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NY TIMES BOOK REVIEW – THE LEONARD BERNSTEIN LETTERS 12/14/13

Posted by: on December 14, 2013

 

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NEW YORK MAGAZINE – ISSUE ON CHILDREN 4/8/13

Posted by: on December 14, 2013

http://nymag.com/news/features/childhood/

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“LITTLE FUGITIVE” 60th Anniversary

Posted by: on January 30, 2013

FOR RELATED PRESS:  www.engelphoto.com/press

“Little Fugitive” is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a one-week run at the Film Forum opening on Friday February 1 – February 7, 2013. Rich Andrusco the star of the film will be at the premiere on February 1.  www.filmforum.org 

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Francois Truffaut said “Our New Wave would never have come into being, if it hadn’t been for the young American, Morris Engel who showed us the way with his production, Little Fugitive.”

Little Fugitive is the story of a seven-year old boy named Joey (Richie Andrusco) who runs away to Coney Island after being tricked into thinking he’s killed his older brother Lennie (Rickie Brewster). Joey’s adventures and Lennie’s search for his lost little brother make for a charming adventure that chronicles 1950′s New York in perfect detail. From the view under the boardwalk to a summer storm that clears the beach, Engel’s camera never fails to register the moments

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HARLEM IN THE CITY FESTIVAL AND EXHIBIT AT CITY COLLEGE

Posted by: on December 10, 2012

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HARLEM IN THE CITY FESTIVAL AND EXHIBIT AT CITY COLLEGE from October 1 – October 7.

Ruth Orkin’s photograph of Marion Anderson and Leonard Bernstein, Lewisohn Stadium, 1947 is included in this exhibit that was at City College this Fall.
http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/advancement/news/Harlem-in-the-City-Festival

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THE CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM

Posted by: on December 10, 2012

Boy Jumping into Hudson River, NYC, 1947 – copyright 1981 Ruth Orkin

THE CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM in San Francisco is currently showing the exhibit RADICAL CAMERA: NEW YORK’S PHOTO LEAGUE (1936-1951) that was originally shown at The Jewish Museum in NYC in 2011.

Ruth Orkins’ photograph of “Boy Jumping into the Hudson River, NYC, 1947″ is included in the exhibit.

http://www.thecjm.org/

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