Judith Joy Ross

Judith Joy Ross
19 May 2021 Anais Viand
“Untitled”, 1986-88, Eurana Park, Weatherly, Pennsylvania, 1982 © Judith Joy Ross, courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne

Judith Joy Ross

Galerie Thomas Zander

 

Born in 1946 in Pennsylvania, photographer Judith Joy Ross has been developing a body of work centred around portraiture since the early 1980s. A documentary approach inspired by the images of August Sander, Walker Evans and Diane Arbus. Working exclusively with a view camera, she captures complete strangers with rare sensitivity – from young students to soldiers sent to Vietnam during the war, or even members of the American Congress. Her photographs have been exhibited in the United States, notably at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and the Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York, as well as internationally (in Germany, Belgium, Austria, etc.). They are also part of numerous collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Ludwig Museum in Cologne.

“Annie Hasz, Protesting the U.S. War in Iraq, Easton, Pennsylvania”, 2006,  Protest the War, 2006-2007 © Judith Joy Ross, courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne 
“Untitled”, 1988, Easton Portraits, 1988 © Judith Joy Ross, courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne