"Ruth Bernhard, who photographed nude models in graceful compositions evoking sand dunes and sculpted shapes, died Monday. She was 101. She died of natural causes at her home in San Francisco, according to her gallery representative, Peter Fetterman. Bernhard got her start shooting commercial jobs for catalogues and publications, but her fine art work emerged in the 1930s as part of a movement of West Coast photographers who studied the intriguing shapes and textures of recognizable objects. Her contemporaries included Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston." To read more of Darryl Lang's story for PDN click here. To see more images click here.