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Ruth Orkin

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:38 AM
Orkin grew up in Hollywood where her mother was a silent-film actress and in 1939 she studied photojournalism. At the age of 10 she received her first camera, a 39 cent Univex, and two years later Orkin began to develop her photographs herself,  and when she was eighteen she made national headlines when she rode a bicycle from Los Angeles to New York for the 1939 World's Fair. Of course she photographed along the way.

In 1943 she moved to New York and began working as a nightclub photographer :eyes: and shot baby pictures by day to buy her first professional camera.
She later became a successful freelance photographer, traveling all over the world and contributing to Life, Look, Ladies' Home Journal and other periodicals.
Orkin is best known for her naturalistic urban portrayals of Europeans and New Yorkers in the '40s, '50s and '60s, and for a series of photos she took from her New York City apartment with a view of Central Park (A World Through My Window, 1978 and More Pictures From My Window, 1983).
in 1959 was named, alongside Margaret Bourke-White and Dorothea Lange, one of the top women photographers in the U.S. by the Professional Photographers of America.
























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:iconbatsceba:
Batsceba Feb 11, 2013   Photographer
super photographer
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NunoCanha Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed.
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splendidofsun Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: :worship:
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:iconairamg:
wow the shot of the boys lying down in the street is so strong!
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:iconpavboq:
Great stuff Nuno! Thanks:)
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:iconjacac:
f o r . s u r e . t h e r e . a r e . g r e a t . p h o t o g r a p h e r s
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:iconjabala:
Never heard about her till now, thanks for this.

Off to google her...

PS

Any portugese photographers youd want to share?
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mAhAnA85 Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool.
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NunoCanha Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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fuxs Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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