Ruth Steinberg is a photo-based artist who uses the camera as a tool to open doors of conversation, uplifting the voices of her subjects. Through visual storytelling she examines facets of dignity, resilience, and presence within marginalized communities, particularly with the elderly. Her work has been shown across North America and internationally including the Karsh-Masson Gallery in Ottawa, LACP: Centre of Photography in California, PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont, and FotoNostrum,Mediterranean House of Photography in Barcelona. In 2017, as part of an intergenerational chain of mentorship, Steinberg was selected to exhibit in Continuum: Karsh Award artists welcome a new generation. In 2022 she received the first place for the Figureworks Award and in 2023 she was a Photolucida Critical Mass 200 finalist.
"Photography allows me to enter directly into worlds that are different from my own, to be both intensely present yet at a reserve. The camera opens the door but then physically stands between myself and the subject. This is all for the good; it reminds me to keep my perspective and not merge with whoever is before the lens."