The great RBG left us this past Friday.
Back in march we published this portrait by Michael O’Neill sent by Peter Fetterman Gallery to celebrate her birthday along with these few lines:
Her name: Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
A judge at the Supreme Court with a mythical past.
One of the greatest characters of our time.
One of the most beautiful bulwarks against stupidity, sexism and intolerance that has ever existed.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, D.C., 1998
© Michael O’Neill/Courtesy Peter Fetterman Gallery
“I came across this image a few years back whilst researching an exhibition on Women and was so moved by it. Taken by acclaimed portrait photographer, Michael O’Neill, it was originally commissioned by Vanity Fair and first published in their November 1998 issue.
Taken outside by the columns of the Supreme Court, it captures the essence of a great woman who has spent her life fighting for women’s rights and gender equality and everything else she believes in. She lives her beliefs and isn’t afraid to voice them as an example to us all now.“
Peter Fetterman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, #A1
Santa Monica, CA 90404