Ruth Orkin
Date of Birth
Sep 03, 1921

Biography

Although perhaps best known for her work as a still photographer, Ruth Orkin was among the first women directors in American independent filmmaking. Rising to success in 1953 alongside husband and co-director Morris Engel with the classic Little Fugitive, she helped pioneer a vibrant, photojournalistic style celebrated as much for its low-budget realism as its uncommon humanity; while serving...