Marvin Schneider, clockmaster for the city of New York, at work maintaining the time peace at 346 Broadway in lower Manhattan.

Ruby Washington: A Trailblazer in Photojournalism

Marvin Schneider, clockmaster for the city of New York, at work maintaining the time peace at 346 Broadway in lower Manhattan.

Featuring: Ruby Washington

Presented by

The New York Times

 

Curated by

Beth Flynn

Ruby Washington, the first African-American female staff photographer for The New York Times, passed away in September 2018.

ARTIST BIO

Ruby Washington grew up on a farm in Patterson, Georgia, where her father grew tobacco, cotton, and vegetables. A middle child of twelve siblings, she started taking pictures in childhood. The first African-American female staff photographer, Ms. Washington began working as as a lab technician at The New York Times in the mid-1970s and was soon promoted to staff photographer, shooting for the paper until 2014, when she retired. Ms. Washington passed away in September 2018.

ORGANIZATION BIO

Since 1851, The New York Times has been on the ground reporting stories from around the globe that no one else was telling. How we tell those stories has changed, but our mission to seek the truth and help people understand the world has remained constant.

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