Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel Exhibit at Fondazione Stelline

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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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