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Ruth Orkin, Boy Jumping into the Hudson River, NYC
Boy Jumping into the Hudson River, NYC
Ruth Orkin, Sheep's Meadow, 6:00 a.m.
Sheep Meadow, 6:00 a.m.

A self-taught photographer, Ruth Orkin is perhaps best remembered for her iconic image titled “An American Girl in Italy,” 1951. She was a photojournalist and a filmmaker, and produced many notable celebrity portraits. Later in life, Orkin taught photography at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography.