Photo Book: Collecting Light by Ruth Bernhard

Collecting Light: The Photographs of Ruth Bernhard

Edited by James Alinder. Carmel, Calif.: Friends of Photography, 1979

Ruth Bernhard (October 14, 1905 – December 18, 2006) was a German-born American photographer. The photographer died at the age of 101, was very talented. A lesbian and photographer in twenties and thirties Manhattan she is one of the few ‘queer’ women photographers who focused on the female nude. This photography book Collecting Light presents some of Ruth’s nudes and a lot of her still lives.


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