Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs


Through July 10 Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Adults $7, Seniors $6, Children 3-12 $5, Members free Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Tues. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 402.444.5071, durhammuseum.org From moving moments of an ailing Babe Ruth watching his number being retired in 1945 at Yankee Stadium and the U.S. Marines raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima to more recent Olympic and political pictures of celebration, this display of 158 images is said to be the largest, most comprehensive exhibit of Pulitzer Prize winning photographs. Since 1942, just two Pulitzer photography prizes have been awarded out of the millions of photographs in the newspapers every year capturing historic moments around the world, all exhibited here. “The pictures show the brutalities of our age, but also record tender and compassionate moments,” says show creator Cyma Rubin, a New York television producer, in a press release. “Shown together in the exhibition, the photographs make us think about the realities of world events. Anyone who views the exhibition will be changed by the experience.” Rubin will discuss her documentary Moment of Impact: Stories of the Pulitzer Prize Photographs, April 9 at 11a.m. Reservations required.


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