American, born 1961
A successful filmmaker whose work has covered such topics as female wrestlers and access to abortion, Ruth Leitman got her start as a student of photography and film at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. After graduation, she moved to Atlanta, where she made documentary photographs for a variety of publications. She also produced experimental works such as this assemblage of photographs on plexiglass showing her brand new studio the day after it was destroyed by fire. The layered aspect of this piece anticipates Leitman’s interest in the moving image.