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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.

B&H Photo Explora Blog

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In memory of Carol Channing

January 17 at 12:00 AM ·  In memory of the incredible Carol Channing, most memorable in the classic “Hello Dolly”. Copyright Ruth Orkin

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Great Performances on PBS

December 28, 2018 ·  it was great to attend this wonderful concert back in August. Don’t miss it tonight at 9pm! Includes five of Ruth’s photos of Bernstein from the late 1940’s at Tanglewood. Don’t miss the Great Performances l PBS broadcast of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood Music Festival, featuring a historic gala …

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Two Ruth Orkin photos in Brooklyn Museum Exhibition

Two of Ruth’s photographs included in this exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection August 23, 2018–March 31, 2019 Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor Featuring more than 100 works from our collection, Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the …

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Leonard Bernstein Centennial – August 25, 2018

Mary Engel-August 25, 2018 I am honored to celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s centennial today by posting a mini-portfolio of my mom Ruth Orkin’s photographs from Tanglewood and Lewisohn Stadium in the late 40’s! I’ve included a short memory from when he spoke at her memorial in 1985, which is included on …

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Ruth Orkin photo in Howard Greenberg Gallery group show

Wonderful showHoward Greenberg Gallery. Staff Picks Vll, runs through August 30. Summer hours M-F, 10-5pm. Includes one photograph by Ruth Orkin, “Two little boys on the sidewalk, summer, NYC, 1947” in Morgan Beckwith selection.               

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Ninalee Craig obituary in the Economist

  ECONOMIST.COM Ninalee Allen Craig died on May 1st The star of one of the 20th century’s most famous and controversial images was 90

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Ninalee Craig obituary in the Washington Post

  WASHINGTONPOST.COM Ninalee Allen Craig, subject of iconic ‘American Girl in Italy’ photos, dies at 90 The 1951 image became a rallying cry against sexual harassment, but Mrs. Craig said it was “a symbol of a woman having an absolutely wonderful time.”

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Ninalee Craig Obituary in The New York Times

NYTIMES.COM Ninalee Allen Craig, at the Center of a Famous Photograph, Dies at 90 Ms. Craig reveled in her starring role in Ruth Orkin’s “American Girl in Italy” and said she wasn’t the least bit offended by the men ogling her.

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Ninalee Craig ‘the American Girl in Italy’ passes away…

Mary Engel – May 3, 2018 I am very sorry to share the sad news that Ninalee Craig (otherwise known as Jinx, as I called her) passed away yesterday at the age of 90 in Toronto. Jinx was the subject of my mother’s best known image, “American Girl in Italy” but she was …

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MORRIS AT 100 – AT THE METROGRAPH

MORRIS AT 100 CELEBRATION www.metrograph.com LITTLE FUGITIVE DIRECTOR: MORRIS ENGEL, RUTH ORKIN & RAY ASHLEY 1953 / 80MIN / 35MM MORRIS ENGEL SHORTS PROGRAM DIRECTOR: MORRIS ENGEL VARIOUS / 73MIN / 35MM LOVERS AND LOLLIPOPS DIRECTOR: MORRIS ENGEL & RUTH ORKIN 1955 / 82MIN / 35MM WEDDINGS AND BABIES DIRECTOR: …

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