That’s me in the picture: Ninalee Craig photographed by Ruth Orkin in Florence in 1951, aged 23 | Art and design | The Guardian

I adore this photograph of a woman walking the streets of post war Italy in 1951, at age 23, all by herself, striding confidently among a group of enthralled cat calling men. One of them is so excited that he is grabbing his privates! This is a great article about the photographer and the subject, both women travelers and the photograph that made them famous. My favorite quote: “My expression is not one of distress, that was just how I stalked around the city. I saw myself as Beatrice of Dante’s Divine Comedy. You had to walk with complete assurance and maintain a dignity at all times. The last thing you would do would be to look them in the eye and smile.”

That’s me in the picture: Ninalee Craig photographed by Ruth Orkin in Florence in 1951, aged 23 | Art and design | The Guardian

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