past exhibit

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

An exhibition celebrating the heroic tenacity of Ruth Gruber, a great humanitarian and photojournalist. Gruber was born in 1911 to Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, New York. When she graduated from the University of Cologne in Germany, she was the youngest Ph.D. in the world. Her work as a news correspondent focused on the lives of refugees and on international issues of rescue, sanctuary and liberation.

Exhibition highlights included images documenting the harrowing voyage of Jewish refugees on the Exodus 1947, and some of the earliest color photographs from Alaska Territory. This exhibition was organized by the International Center of Photography, sponsored by the Alaska Jewish Museum and hosted by the Anchorage Museum.

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