The University Record, May 21, 2001

Photo story: Ruben photos on display

‘In Human Touch: Photographs by Ernestine Ruben,’ a retrospective look into Ruben’s work, will be on display June 10–Sept. 23 in the Museum of Art’s West Gallery. The above photograph, a 1981 gelatin silver print, is titled ‘Architectural Neck.’

The collection reflects the variety of subject matter and media with which Ruben has experimented, from landscape and sculptural photography to different print methods. Ruben, who earned her B.A. in Art History from the U-M in 1953, is an internationally recognized artist who has collections in museums all over the world.

‘I went into photography because the medium demands selectivity,’ Ruben says. ‘I chose the human body for subject matter because I had always worked with it. It can defy the camera—it can breathe, it can move, it can change.’

Photo courtesy Museum of Art