American, born 1961
Ruth Leitman (American, born 1961)
Gelatin silver print
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Gift of Ann and Ben Johnson
Currently not on view
Before devoting herself full time to filmmaking, Ruth Leitman worked as a documentary photographer in Atlanta. This view of a pensive young woman made in Piedmont Park was part of a series on teenage girls that ultimately inspired Leitman’s first documentary film, Wildwood, NJ (1994), a sweet and piercing portrait of the girls and women she encountered at the popular, blue-collar seaside resort.