Portrait of Ruth Bernhard at 90, 1995 © Margaretta K. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.
Join us for a rare film showing and fundraiser that celebrates the life of cherished San Francisco Bay Area photographer, Ruth Bernhard (1905-2006). We are thrilled that renowned fine art photographer, Michael Kenna, will introduce the documentary, Illuminations, and offer some insights into his longtime relationship as Ruth’s assistant, photographic printer and friend. The event will take place at the Sunset Center, Carmel, with the film screening in Carpenter Hall. Attendees are then invited to a hosted reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $40 per person and include a complementary copy of the soft cover book Ruth Bernhard: Gift of the Commonplace and a reproduction of Ruth’s hand written Recipe for a Long and Happy Life. A limited edition hard cover version signed by Ruth Bernhard and accompanied by her silver gelatin print, Skull and Rosary, will also be available for sale. A silent auction will also take place. We hope that all of you will join us for this exciting event that supports the mission and goals of CPA.