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B&H Photo’s Explora Blog: A Photographic Legacy from Ruth Orkin to Her Daughter

Photo District News editor and technical photography author Jill Waterman has just written a wonderful article about Ruth Orkin’s photo legacy over in the B&H Photo Explora Blog. The article entitled “Continuity of Purpose: A Photographic Legacy from Ruth Orkin to Her Daughter” explores the relationship between Ruth Orkin and her daughter Mary, who now manages her mom’s legacy via the Orkin Photo Archives.

As we prepare to celebrate the 2021 centennial of Ruth Orkin’s birth, we’d like to thank B&H Photo and Jill Waterman for writing this lovely article. You can read the full article over at the B&H website.

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Older News

The Woman in the Window in AIRMAIL 4/18/20

LINK https://airmail.news/issues/2020-4-18/the-woman-in-the-window   BEST OF THE NEWS FROM ABROAD EVERY SATURDAY ARRIVING AT 6:00 AM APRIL 18 2020 Top, Ruth Orkin at work, leaning out the window of her Central Park West apartment, 1978; above, Sunlit Streets, NYC, 1977. Top, Philharmonic Concert, NYC, 1979; above, Start of First NYC Marathon, 1970.   Top, Superman in Macys Parade, …

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Ruth Orkin in group show at The National Gallery of Art

Photo copyright Ruth Orkin NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART THE CITY – opened February 20, 2020 American Art, 1900–1950: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Towering skyscrapers, massive steel bridges, and the hubbub of city streets captivated artists working in the first half of the twentieth century. Roaming the rapidly changing urban environment, …

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I Love the Upper West Side – April 2020

Nice mention of Ruth’s window photographs which were the subjects of two books A WORLD THROUGH MY WINDOW and MORE PICTURES FROM MY WINDOW. Ruth Orkin shooting from the window, 1978 copyright Jerry LaPlante   ILOVETHEUPPERWESTSIDE.COM Looking Out With A Camera – I Love The Upper West Side In ordinary …

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PROOF: Photography in the Age of the Contact Sheet

PROOF: PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE AGE OF THE CONTACT SHEET exhibition opened on February 7, 2020 at the Cleveland Art Museum. The exhibition includes Ruth Orkin’s American Girl in Italy proof sheet as an oversize wall graphic and in the exhibition, and Morris Engel’s sequence from “Little Fugitive”. www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/

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Ruth Orkin in group show at the Tampa Museum of Art

Modern Women: Modern Vision Works from the Bank of America Collection On view February 20 through May 24, 2020 George Washington Bridge, Riverside Dr. & 179th Street, Manhattan, 1936 Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991), Gelatin silver print. 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches. Bank of America Collection. Since photography’s inception in …

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Marion Anderson exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Marion Anderson exhibition from June 28, 2019 – May 17, 2020 at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. “One Life: Marian Anderson” shifts the attention from Anderson’s historic 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to under explored moments in the contralto’s career. The exhibition examines the …

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Mary Engel in segment on WNYC – ALL OF IT 3/30/19

            I was on the radio briefly today on WNYC’s “ALL OF IT” hosted by Allison Stewart, as they were doing a segment on women traveling alone. I called in to discuss Ruth’s travels and “American Girl in Italy”. I am on from 20:50 – …

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Ruth Orkin photo of Jane Jacobs in GUTSY WOMEN new book by Hilary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

Overview Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them–women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.She couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old. “Go ahead, ask …

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Jackie Robinson’s 100th Birthday exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York

Happy Birthday Jackie Robinson on what would have been his 100th Birthday! Photos copyright Ruth Orkin Honoring the birth of a legend. https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/dugout-jackie-robinson In 1947 Jackie Robinson made history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first African American in Major League Baseball. In honor of the centennial of Robinson’s birth, In …

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She Persists exhibition at Gracie Mansion, NYC

Ruth Orkin’s photograph “Mother and Daughter at Penn Station, NYC, 1947” is included in this new exhibition at Gracie Mansion. https://www1.nyc.gov/…/downlo…/pdf/She-Persists-Brochure.pdf NYTIMES.COM On Display at the People’s House: A Century of Persistence Chirlane McCray sets a populist tone with an exhibition of female artists, long underrepresented at Gracie Mansion. NYTIMES.COM …

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