This autumn Fotomuseum Den Haag will present a major retrospective of the work of American photographer Judith Joy Ross (b. 1946). Since the 1980s, she has been photographing people from all layers of society, from children in the playground to members of the US House of Representatives. Her work implicitly raises major issues like civil rights, poverty, racism and immigration.
In her photographs, Ross erases differences in social status, replacing them with a form of equality between all her subjects that only she seems able to achieve. This approach to photography as a democratising medium places Ross in the tradition of great photographers like Lewis Hine, August Sander and Diane Arbus.The exhibition is being created in collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE (Madrid).