Mary Ruth Moore was born in Farmington, Georgia, 1936.
Her father built steam plants, so the family moved about every two years, always in the southeast. Children: Laura Lee Jones Samford, Bess Jones Durham, and Luke Moore. There are multiple grandchildren.
UGA, Athens, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Photography; 1974-present.
Retired in 2012 and began teaching part-time.