Ruth-Marion Baruch

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Ruth-Marion Baruch (1922–1997) was an American photographer remembered for her pictures of the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s. These include a series on the Black Panther Party taken from July to October 1968 in collaboration with photographer Pirkle Jones,[1] and a series on the hippies of Haight-Ashbury.

Baruch was born in Berlin on June 15, 1922, and later moved to the United States, where she studied photography at Ohio University (receiving an MFA) and at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco.[2]

German; Immigrated to New York City in 1927 with her family Undergrad degree from University of Missouri in 1944 Later attended CA School of Fine Arts Studied with Ansel Adams, Minor White, Homer Page, and Edward Weston Wrote 2 photographic essays “Walnut Grove: Portrait of a Town “Illusion For Sale” Part of the “Black Panthers Movement” (1968) 1970: Published the book “The Vanguard: A Photographic Essay on Black Panthers”


  1. ^ "The Black Panthers 1968: Photographs by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones", University of California/Berkeley Art Museum, accessed December 14, 2011
  2. ^ "Ruth-Marion Baruch", Lumière. Retrieved 4 April 2013.

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