Photographer’s Eye: Ruth Jansyn Exhibit

Ruth Jansyn’s photo exhibit, the Photographer’s Eye, is on display in July 2015 at the library. Ruth F. Jansyn has been taking photos since she received her first Kodak box camera, graduating to a Nikon, a Minolta 7 and finally a digital camera.

“For me, the most important instrument is my eye, both when I snap the shutter and then when I view the image,” Jansyn said.

Along the way from her journey from high school teacher to college professor she traveled to archaeological sites in Northern Italy, Australia, and Russia and along with her husband traveled across the United States and Europe.

For seven years she studied photography at Long Island University in New York. She has lived in Highland Park for three decades and new splits her time between New Jersey and southwestern Texas.

Photographer Ruth Jansyn has dedicated her photography exhibit in the Main Hall display case to her grandmother, Julia Magnus. Included in the display is Ruth’s mother’s, “Reminiscences of a German Jewish Woman Physician” which chronicles Ruth’s grandmother’s life during the 1930s and 1940s in Nazi Germany.

Tarahumara in Copper Canyon
Tarahumara in Copper Canyon, photo by Ruth Jansyn
Mother of Ruth Jansyn documents
Ruth’s mother’s, “Reminiscences of a German Jewish Woman Physician” about Ruth’s grandmother’s life during the 1930s and 1940s in Nazi Germany