After passing his driver license test at sixteen, Jack Gruber walked into the offices of the The Daily Advocate, a small hometown newspaper with a circulation of just 7,000 readers in Greenville, Ohio and declared that he wanted to be a photographer.
Holding back laughter, the managing editor tossed the high school sophomore a film canister telling him to go into the darkroom and process the exposed roll of black and white film. If he could manage that, they would talk. Clueless, but able to read the processing directions taped on the wall, Gruber managed to not destroy the film while spooling it on to a reel and processing it correctly.
That was his first job interview and the start of Jack Gruber's career as a photojournalist. Read More! »