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American Girl in Italy, Ruth Orkin, 1951
Ruth Orkin
SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 - OCTOBER 25, 2014

Ruth Orkin was an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker. In 1951, Orkin went to Florence, Italy, and met Nina Lee Craig, an art student and fellow American, who became the subject of "American Girl in Italy." The photograph was part of a series originally titled "Don't Be Afraid to Travel Alone" about what they encountered as women traveling alone in Europe after the war.