Ruth Medjber - Photographer
Dublin-born and globally based Ruth Medjber* was encouraged by her father to take photographs from a young age. While in her honours year of a Bachelor of Arts (Photography) at Dublin Institute of Technology, Medjber regularly contributed to Hot Press magazine and subsequently NME, Rolling Stone, Kerrang! and Classic Rock.
Medjber’s portfolio includes portraits of Grace Jones, Hozier, Metallica and the Foo fighters. Most recently, she documented Arcade of fire on their tour of the UK and Europe, as well as covering the Glastonbury Festival for the BBC. With close ties to her community, the artist uses her creative talent to support local charitable causes and has a long-term project Women of Notes, which celebrates inspiring women in the Irish music industry in a bid to create a gender balance in music.
In 2020, when the music industry was paused by covid19, Medjber began taking portraits of people at home through their windows in a series titled "Twilight Together". This body of work, now published as a book by Penguin, became one of the most iconic portrait series of our time.
Ruth loves the smell of darkroom chemistry, hates tinnitus and until the age of 5 thought that her Father saw in sepia tones (due to his darker Algerian complexion).
*Pronounced: Medj (as in hedge) Ber (as in teddy)