Feb. 10, 2014  

Iconic Pulitzer Prize Photographs Exhibition Opening at FIU

SPJ Florida is pleased to sponsor the upcoming exhibition at FIU “Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs,” the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize winning photographs ever assembled.
“We’re excited to bring this incredible show to Miami. It gives us a great opportunity to discuss the power and immediacy of these timeless images with a whole new generation of media users and producers,” said Raul Reis, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at FIU. “It was also very exciting to see how many of these Pulitzer pictures and photographers had a South Florida connection. We’re looking forward to bringing together a group of talented professionals to discuss their craft with the students and the community.”
The exhibition will be held at FIU’s Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum (10975 SW 17th Street), with a reception on Feb. 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“SPJ Florida is proud to be a sponsor of this incredible exhibition and help spread the word,” said SPJ Florida President Jason Parsley.
The exhibition includes all of the winning images from 1942 through 2013. Included in those photographs is the poignant shot of an ailing Babe Ruth watching his number being retired at Yankee Stadium; the U.S. Marines raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima during World War II; 9/11 in New York City; and the aftermaths of hurricanes in New Orleans and in Haiti.
This traveling exhibition has been on display around the world since its opening in New York City in 2000. It will be on display at FIU from February 12 through April 20.
The exhibition is being presented by the School of Journalism & Mass Communications and the Frost Art Museum, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
“We owe these photographers more than we can say,” said Eric Newton, senior adviser at the Knight Foundation. “They go where we cannot go. They see what we do not see. They are our eyes; because of them, we can piece the images together and form a picture of the world.”
Immediately preceding the opening reception, Cyma Rubin will host a talk on the exhibition as part of the Frost’s Green Critics’ Lecture Series. The talk begins at 4 p.m., and will be held at the Frost Art Museum. Rubin is a Tony- and Emmy-award winning producer, director, and writer, and is president of Business of Entertainment, Inc.
During the exhibition’s run two panel discussions will be held:
• The Story Behind the Photo: A Conversation with Pulitzer-Winning Photographers, to be held on March 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Frost Art Museum.
• Photojournalism in the Digital World, a conversation with photojournalists, photo editors, and other experts about issues such as photo-manipulation, the threat to credibility, crowdsourcing, and ethics; to be held on April 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Frost Art Museum.
The exhibition and all events associated with it are free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit TheFrost.fiu.edu or call 305-348-2890.

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