The stories behind Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s iconic collars

Elinor Carucci in National Geographic

Arriving at the U.S. Supreme Court to photograph a collection of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's iconic collars less than two months after the justice's death, Elinor Carucci was nervous but prepared. Knowing she'd have roughly six minutes to make images of each collar, Carucci had spent the previous day photographing makeshift replicas she cut from paper towels. Carucci says her goal was to capture the vibrancy and character of the cherished Ginsburg accessories: "It really was like looking at pieces of history."

24 August 2021