Judith Joy Ross
This autumn, Fotomuseum The Hague presents a large retrospective of the work of the American photographer Judith Joy Ross (1946). Since the 1980s, Ross has focused on photographing people from all walks of life, from children playing in the park to members of the US House of Representatives. Major themes such as civil rights, poverty, racism and immigration are implicitly addressed.
With her camera, Ross makes the difference in social status disappear. In its place, there is a form of equality between all those portrayed, as only Ross seems to be able to do. With her approach to photography as a democratizing medium, Ross places herself in the tradition of great photographers such as Lewis Hine, August Sander and Diane Arbus.
The exhibition is realized in collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE (Madrid).