Ruth Bernhard: Five Decades

Ruth Bernhard: Five Decades


The gallery is pleased to announce that 29 photographic works by Ruth Bernhard have recently been added to the permanent collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The museum holds one of the world’s preeminent collections of photographs and has become an important center for the study of the history and art of photography. Bernhard joins the ranks of the 20th Century’s most important female photographers, standing next to such luminaries as Dorothea Lange and Imogen Cunningham. To be included in such an esteemed collection ensures that Bernhard’s importance as a photographer will be secured for years to come.

To celebrate, we would like to present a select collection of Bernhard’s work that we feel displays her masterful intention of seeing nature’s innate life force and spirit within the structure of the female figure. These photographs are an elegant accomplishment of light revealing form by a master photographer.

Ruth Bernhard
Five Decades
June 10th – July 10th, 2017

Photography West Gallery
1 Dolores St & Ocean Ave.
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, USA
www.photographywest.com

Ruth Bernhard  Joan Folding, 1962

Ruth Bernhard, Joan Folding, 1962

Ruth Bernhard  Apple Tree, 1973

Ruth Bernhard, Apple Tree, 1973

Ruth Bernhard  Deep Sea Scallop, 1943

Ruth Bernhard, Deep Sea Scallop, 1943

Ruth Bernhard  Spanish Dancer, 1971

Ruth Bernhard, Spanish Dancer, 1971

Ruth Bernhard  In the Box, 1962

Ruth Bernhard, In the Box, 1962


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