Florida State University (Florida State or FSU)
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)
Joseph Ruther studied in 1978 at Florida State University (Florida State or FSU) in Tallahassee and at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee in 1968.
Since 1970 Joseph Ruther has been a graphic arts instructor at the Lively Vocational-Technical Center in Tallahassee. He worked as an offset photographer at Florida State University in 1969, as a printer with the Florida State Geology Bureau in 1968 and with the Rose Printing Company, also in Tallahassee, from 1965 to 1969.
Quotations: "Beginning with the full-range black-and-white photograph and utilizing a variety of darkroom equipment and techniques, and working in conjunction with my own screenless process, I produce negatives for the planographic photo-offset lithographic plate. This, in turn, produces screenless continuous-tone images on offset printing paper in a wide range of colors, resulting in original photo-offset lithographic prints which are then incorporated in self-published, limited-edition art books."