Ruth Orkin, Photography Legend Photographic exhibition
Event details Exhibitions From 18 December 2021 To 23 May 2022 (only Monday , Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Bassano del Grappa Website Ask for info (0039) 0424 519901

From 18 December 2021 to 2 May 2022, the Civic Museums of Bassano del Grappa are staging the first Italian retrospective of Ruth Orkin (1921-1985), legendary figure of photojournalism but also an American filmmaker, editor and co-director of the independent feature film "Little Fugitive", made together with her husband Morris Engel and awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Festival of 1953.

Orkin's work arrives in Italy to coincide with the centenary of the birth of the photographer (1921), who was recently honoured with a retrospective in New York and Toronto and a monograph by Hatije&Cantz. After Bassano del Grappa (the only Italian appointment of the tour), the anthology, created together with DiChroma Photography, will start a European tour with stops in San Sebastian, Spain, and Cascais, Portugal.

Ruth Orkin's images are intense interpretations, whatever the subject of her gaze; whether it be illustrious characters from the worlds of Hollywood and New York – such as Robert Capa, Lauren Bacall, Albert Einstein or Woody Allen – or situations of extraordinarily ordinary life.

Her shots taken perpendicularly from the window of her apartment in Central Park are prime examples, as is the famous "American Girl in Italy", an iconic work of twentieth-century photography that holds the title of being the second best-selling poster in the world and that still today, at the time of the "me too", stimulates heated discussions on the theme of sexism.

Open every day, including holidays, from 10.00 to 19.00; closed on Tuesdays.


Source: Iat Bassano del Grappa