Dr. Ruth Gruber wins Cornell Capa Award
The highlight of the ICP Infinity Awards last night was Dr. Ruth Gruber, recipient of the Cornell Capa Award for documentary photography.
At no more than five feet tall, Dr. Gruber was dwarfed by the large glass podium on stage. In the world of photojournalism, though, she is a giant. Her acceptance speech was a brief and clear call: use photography as a tool to battle injustice, and to work with your the heart. It was a touching and weighty speech from one of the few remaining people who documented the holocaust.