This exhibition will feature 60 of Ruth Bernhard's most significant photographs made over a period of more than 40 years.
Working with the artist, the Institute has created an exhibition that reveals the depth and breadth of Bernhard's creative vision in photography.
Beginning as a young commercial photographer in New York in 1927, Bernhard relocated to San Francisco in 1953, which has since been her base of activity. Her peers and associates have included all the major West Coast photographers of the 20th century, including Edward Weston, Imogene Cunningham, Dorothea Lange and Minor White.
Images (left to right): Ruth Bernhard, American, born 1905, Two Leaves, 1952, gelatin silver print, lent by the artist; Creation, 1936, gelatin silver print, The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund; Within, 1969, gelatin silver print, lent by the artist.