"Eklutna woman reading LIFE magazine, Hooper Bay, Alaska Territory, 1941-43" by Ruth Gruber
celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a 20th-century pioneer and trailblazer. Once the world’s youngest Ph.D., Ruth Gruber died in November of 2016 at the age of 105. The photographs in this exhibition span more than 50 years, 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, never before exhibited, will be presented alongside contemporary prints made from her original negatives. “Ruth Gruber, Photojournalist”
Welcome to U of M’s North Campus
U of M Bicentennial 200th Anniversary
“Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist” exhibit
Poster about Ruth Gruber documentary
Photos from Soviet Arctic (1935-36)
Scientists and explorers leaving the Soviet icebreaker SS Sibiryakov to hunt seals in the Arctic, 1935-36.
Famed pilot Victor Galishev in front of his open cockpit seaplane, USSR-N-5, at the Aldan Goldfields, Soviet Arctic, 1935-36.
Breaking a block of ice on the deck of the SS Sedov after a walrus hunt, 1935
Alaska Territory, 1941-43
Ruth Gruber, Alaska Territory, 1941-43
Walrus hunting in Point Barrow, Alaska’s Territory’s northernmost Eskimo village, 1941-43.
Eklutna woman reading LIFE magazine, Hooper Bay, Alaska Territory, 1941-43.
Alaska Territory, 1941-43
Miners in Platinum, Alaska Territory, 1941-43
Father Dionysius holding an icon, Unalaska, Alaska Territory, 1941-43
Students waiting on a U.S. Indiana Service school bus, Alaska Territory, 1941-43
Promenade deck of Exodus 1947, after it had been shattered by British warships, turning it to rubble, Haifa Port, Palestine, July 18, 1947
Refugee families await forced deportation and transfer to prison ships, Palestine, July 18, 1947
1946 Postwar Europe
Holocaust survivors greet members of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine, Munich district, Germany, 1946
Israel/Middle East 1949-51
Romanian families reunite in Haifa Port, Israel, 1951
North Africa 1951-52
A Jewish school for girls funded by the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Djerba, Tunisia, 1951
Ruth Gruber and her U.S. Dept. of Interior pass
1,500 refugees, from the ship Exodus 1947, on the British prison ship Runnymede Park, August 22, 1947.
Ruth Gruber display case
“Summaries of Arithmetic Through Dust, Including Writing Not Yet Printed” by Alice Aycock (1992)
Solar Panel charging station
“Tools+Fire” by Jim Dine (2010)
U of M’s North Campus
For more information about the Ruth Gruber exhibit, visit https://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/news-events/events.detail.html/47419-10898815.html