Ruthie is an artist-activist based in New York. Her work focuses on human rights, children's rights and climate justice. Portrait photography is her primary medium. 

Career highlights: Peter S. Reed Foundation grantee (2017); commissions from the Rockefeller Foundation, Anastasia Photo, and the New Museum; Eddie Adams Workshop alum (2012) and International Center for Photography teaching assistant (current).

Recent work for: Conde Nast, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, VPL, Ventures Africa, and The Artists Den.

A North Carolina native, Ruthie graduated from Columbia Law School, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

When not writing about herself in the third person, she is known to paddle board and jog with her dog. She also provides legal advice to charities and bakes on demand.



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