The Durham Museum

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Pulitzer Prize winning
photographs ever shown will open at The Durham Museum on April 9, 2011. Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs features 158 winning photographs, representative of instantly recognizable historic moments from around the world.

The exhibition evokes a wide range of emotion. As the Washington Post writes, the images are “as difficult to look at as they are to look away from.” From triggering memory to pushing an emotional button, Capture the Moment exposes visitors to significant global events as well as very personal moments.

Capture the Moment was created by Cyma Rubin, a New York television and Broadway producer, and Washington, D.C.’s Newseum. “The pictures show the brutalities of our age, but also record tender and compassionate moments,” said Rubin. “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 also produced “Moment of Impact: Stories of the Pulitzer Prize Photographs”, an Emmy and Telly award-winning documentary which is featured in the exhibition.

Of the millions of photographs in newspapers each year, only two Pulitzer photography prizes are given – one for breaking news and the other for feature photography. Capture the Moment includes the winning images from 1942, the year of the first photography award, to present day. Iconic images such as Joe Rosenthal’s 1945 winning photograph of the American flag raising at Iwo Jima and Nat Fein’s photo of Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium are some of the exhibition’s highlights.

The 2011 Pulitzer winning photographs will go on display June 8!!

Some material in this exhibition may be too intense for young children. Parental discretion is advised.

Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs is sponsored by the Douglas County Commissioners, Mary and John Wilson, and the Omaha World-Herald. Additional support provided by Midtown Crossing. Social media support provided by Expedoodle.
The exhibition was developed by the Newseum, the interactive museum of news, in association with Business of Entertainment, Inc., of New York, Cyma Rubin, curator/producer.

See more information about this exhibit on the Newseum's Web site here.