Ruth Bernhard met Edward Weston in 1935, whose work exposed her to the potential of photography as art. Bernhard's work has been included in the permanent collections of major museums and universities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Mexico, and has been published worldwide. Bernhard is widely admired for her collection of work on the female nude, embodying classical and sculptural ideals of beauty. Ms. Bernhard passed away December 18, 2006 at the age of 101.

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