The United States Postal Service released a beautiful “Forever” stamp that pays tribute to the late great Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The stamp was based on an iconic photograph taken by portrait photographer Philip Bermingham in at her Supreme Court office in 2017. USPS Art Director Ethel Kessler commissioned artist Michael Deas to turn the photograph into an oil painting that would be used for the commemorative stamp dedicated to Ginsburg’s profound work towards making equal justice a reality.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg served as the 107th Supreme Court Justice of the United States. She began her career as an activist lawyer fighting gender discrimination. She went on to become a judge who was unafraid to disagree with her colleagues. Ginsburg gained a reputation as a respected voice for equal justice.
Bermingham was honored by the selection.
My portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was used for a FOREVER postage stamp by The United States Postal Service The photograph was taken at her chambers at the Supreme Court