WITH CHILD 1944"
approx, 10.25" x 11.25" silver
gelatin, printed 2003, signed
front and verso in pencil
25" x 29" museum white 8 ply, matted 1/2" from edge of
picture so signature is exposed, image unframed, estimated value $5,000,
With Child" is a beautiful example of Ruth's vision in 1944 to
create an image so classic that it almost appears as if it were photographed
in current time.
Frame with 8ply archival mat, scratch resistant, UV Plexi,
Ruth Bernhard, is hailed, one of photography's greatest artists Ruth
is the receipient of the Women In Photography International Distinugished
Photographers Award 1984. A spirited, 98 year old whose colleagues included
Ansel Adams, Imogene Cunningham and Edward Weston. "I allowed life to
give me presents," she says. "And everything just sort of happened the
way it was supposed to happen. I did not pursue anything. It more or
less pursued me."
see Ruth Bernhard Tribute
donation is tax deductible
Art Fundraiser Sale
Ferro, Flack, Miller, Richeson
IMMEDIATE RELEASE WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS A PHOTOGRAPH
BY RUTH BERNHARD as FUNDRAISER
The featured item in this eBay auction will be Ruth Bernhard's
B/W image "Aquinetta With Child."*
The photograph, 10.25" x 11.25" a silver gelatin print, photographed
in 1944 and printed in 2003, signed both front and verso in pencil
with title and signature. The work, unframed, is matted in 20" x 24"
museum white, archival 8 ply. The photograph has been personally donated
by Ruth Bernhard as a wonderful gesture of her continued commitment
to women working in the field of photography. Women In Photography
International is most grateful to Bernhard - a spirited, 98 year old
whose colleagues included Ansel Adams, Imogene Cunningham and Edward
Weston. "I allowed life to give me presents," she says. "And everything
just sort of happened the way it was supposed to happen. I did not
pursue anything. It more or less pursued me."
In 1984, Ruth was the recipient of Women In Photography's Distinguished
Photographer's Award. Other recipients of this award are: Eve Arnold,
Judy Dater, Marion Post Wolcott, Linda McCartney, Mary Ellen Mark,
Ruth Orkin, Berenice Abbott, Joyce Tenneson, Grace Robertson and Annie
Also included in this fund raising effort will be a selection of photographs
donated by "photo l.a. 2004" award winning artists: Michele Dugan,
Jean Ferro, Stephanie Flack, Freyda Miller and Juanita Richeson. Images
and biographies on view at the website.
* All proceeds from the sale of the Ruth Bernhard photograph will
go to Women In Photography International. The 501.c.3 non-profit organization,
founded in 1981 is currently the #1 online resource for women photographers
worldwide. The participating WIPI artists, have kindly agreed to donate
a percentage of work sold to support WIPI's outreach program, which
includes plans to collaborate with a university for WIPI's continued
growth and expansion.