Judith Joy Ross

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Judith Joy Ross
Nationality American
Known for Portrait photographer

Judith Joy Ross (born 1946) is an American portrait photographer known for black and white photographs using a vintage camera.

Personal life[edit]

Ross grew up in Hazleton, Pennsylvania where she attended Hazleton Public Schools. Ross currently lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.[1]


Beginning in the early 1980s, Ross has photographed children swimming, people visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Congress members, and United States soldiers about to be shipped off to the Persian Gulf War. As a visiting critic at Yale University and while serving as a Guggenheim Fellow, she created portraits of Cleveland Public School students for the 1992 annual report for the George Gund Foundation. The series has been displayed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.[2] Her work, "Portraits of the Hazleton Public Schools", was created to reflect on child welfare. The collection of 67 portraits, taken between 1992 and 1994, were published in 2006.[1]


  1. ^ a b Fineman, Mia (2006-04-02). "The Portraits of Judith Joy Ross: Not Just Faces in the Crowd". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Judith Joy Ross - Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy". Artsy. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 

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