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Ruth Orkin, Marlon Brando, photographed through dressing room mirrors on set of "Julius Caesar" at MGM Studios, Culver City, California
Marlon Brando, photographed through dressing room mirrors on set of “Julius Caesar” at MGM Studios, Culver City, California
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.