Ruth Kaplan is a Canadian documentary-based photographer whose work explores a variety of themes such as the social behavior of bathers in communal hot springs, congregants participating in rituals of spirituality within Pentecostal and Baptist churches, and, most recently, refugees living in shelters along the U.S.–Canada border as they await decisions on their status. Kaplan’s work integrates still photographs and video. She has exhibited internationally over the past 25 years, and is represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery. Her editorial work can be found in Canadian and international publications. Kaplan has received numerous grants and awards. Currently, she is a photography professor in Toronto, Canada.