Ruth Bernhard Biography

Ruth Bernhard was a distinguished 20th-century photographer known for her classical black-and-white photographs of the female nude and inanimate objects. In 1935, she met Edward Weston and became part of Group f/64, joining Modernist West Coast photographers like Weston, Ansel Adams, Minor White, Imogen Cunningham, Wynn Bullock, and Dorothea Lange. The group took a purist approach to their subjects, and their work is characterized by photographic clarity and detailed precision.