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Unidentified Photographer, Ruth Gruber, Alaska Territory, 1941-43


Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist
A Collaboration with International Center of Photography
Dec 9, 2014–Feb 25, 2015

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a twentieth-century pioneer and trailblazing photojournalist. Now over 100 years old, Gruber became the youngest PhD in the world at age twenty. Photography was a component of her earliest reportage; her work as a photojournalist now spans more than five decades on four continents, from her groundbreaking reportage of the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and iconic images of Jewish refugees from the ship Exodus 1947, to her later photographs of Ethiopian Jews in the midst of civil war in the 1980s. A selection of Gruber’s vintage prints will be presented alongside contemporary prints made from original negatives, early film footage, and personal ephemera from her archive.

Telling Stories: The Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs
March 6–April 13

As part of the 7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, the Gallery will host an interdisciplinary exhibit highlighting the pillars of JCC Manhattan’s Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs.

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