For the last thirty years, Linda Rutenberg’s one enduring passion has been to create extraordinary photographic images. Her distinctive style is defined by her use of unusual subjects, exotic locations and the depths of night. She has created images for fifteen books and numerous exhibitions and her work is found in museums, galleries, corporate and personal collections around the world.
Her career has also included being the artistic director and co-owner of Montreal photography Galerie Mistral, as well as owner of a darkroom rental facility called Camera Lucida Image Center. Linda continues to teach and lecture.
Five years ago, Linda embarked on an extraordinary international project called The Garden at Night-a photographic journey. This project includes three books: The Garden at Night published by Chronicle Books (2007) which visits 20 American and Canadian gardens at night, After Midnight published by Verve Editions (2008) which is a one year chronicle of the Montreal Botanical gardens and just released The English Garden at Night by Thames & Hudson (2010). In addition, Linda was invited to be artist in residence at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England and created an exhibition called Eden at Night.
These days, Linda lectures, teaches workshops and is working on a new project called The Edge of Time, which chronicles the extraordinary atmosphere and poetic quality of winter in the remote Gaspe Peninsula.
Her work has been reviewed in numerous US, Canadian and UK magazines and newspapers, she has been interviewed on CBC and BBC and her work can be seen on www.lindarutenberg.com and www.thegardenatnight.com. In addition to her English project, she can be seen on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bYSF7zbpyo&feature=youtube_gdata
Linda graduated from Concordia University with a BFA and a MFA and lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.