Ruth Bernhard
Berlin, Germany, 14.10.1905 - San Francisco, USA, 18.12.2006
She was the daughter of Lucian Bernhard, one of the most famous publicists in Germany. In 1927 she emigrated to New York with her father, where she began her photographic career. At the beginning of the following decade, she collaborated with the New York magazine Delineator, which gave her the means to buy a camera. Her meeting with Edward Weston marked the turning point in her career. Aesthetically, she was considered a master of photographing the nude in black and white.