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Defend the Darkroom

Mar 24, 2020

Ruth Kaplan is a documentary-based photographer whose work explores a variety of themes such as the social behaviour of bathers in communal hot springs, participants in rituals of spirituality and most recently, the situation surrounding refugees seeking asylum in Canada in Canadian/U.S.A. border-town shelters in Buffalo, Detroit, Toronto and Fort Erie, and at the Roxham Road border crossing in New York/Quebec.


Kaplan has exhibited internationally and can be found in major Canadian and international collections and publications. She has received numerous grants and awards and is a photography instructor at OCAD University and Ryerson University. Her first monograph, Bathers, was recently published by Damiani.