Frost Museum Features Powerful Pulitzer Prize Photos

WEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – Photography buffs may want to check out a new South Florida exhibit featuring every photograph which has ever won a Pulitzer Prize.

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum presents The Pulitzer Prize Photographs “Capture the Moment”.

“Capture the Moment” consists of 166 photographs from every Pulitzer Prize photographer, from the year of the first prize, 1942, to the present.

The exhibit includes dramatic and poignant news and feature photographs, such as Joe Rosenthal’s World War II photo of the raising of the flag by U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Robert H. Jackson’s 1963 photo of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald. There’s the shot of a World Trade Center tower erupting in flames while smoke pours from the second tower.

There’s also Nathaniel Fein’s shot of Babe Ruth watching his number being retired at Yankee Stadium. There are even photos from South Florida including the armed federal agent pointing a weapon at a man in a closet holding a boy named Elian.

The Pulitzer Prize, which was first awarded in 1917, created its first newspaper photography award in 1942 and added a second in 1968 to honor feature photography.

Wednesday marks the Florida debut of “Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs,” a traveling exhibit that runs through April 20 at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum at Florida International University, located at 10975 SW 17th Street in Miami.

Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday  noon-5 p.m.

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