Happy Birthday, Ruth Bernhard!
(October 14, 1905 – December 18, 2006)
Ruth Bernhard by Larry Colwell
"Each time I make a photograph I celebrate the life I love and the beauty I know and the happiness I have experienced. All my photographs are made like that responding to my intuition... After all these years, I am still motivated by the radiance that light creates when it transforms an object into something magical. What the eye sees is an illusion of what is real. The black-and-white image is yet another transformation. What exactly exists, we may never know."
Two Forms. Ruth Bernhard, 1963
Two Leaves. Ruth Bernhard, 1952
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