Photographers record the defining moments of our world and our time, capturing history through timeless images of fleeting moments. With the click of a button, vivid imagery documents the pain of poverty, the ecstasy of victory, and the triumph of redemption.
The MOA is excited to present an exhibition from the Newseum in Washington, D.C. entitled Pulitzer Prize Photographs, opening at the MOA on July 23, 2018. This exhibition features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled, including photographs from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry since 1942, when the award was first presented. Pulitzer Prize Photographs also includes interactive kiosks containing more than 1,200 images and 15 hours of video interviews.
The organizers of the exhibition at the BYU MOA hope that university students, in particular, visit the exhibition. Museum Educator Philipp Malzl said, “As a society, we spend a great amount of time sharing and consuming somewhat trivial images on social media platforms. This exhibition offers an opportunity to slow down and look closely at important photographs that address profound issues.”
“This unparalleled exhibition has consistently been the Newseum’s most popular feature,” said Kenneth Hartvigsen, Curator of American Art at the BYU MOA. “Viewing the entire collection of Pulitzer Prize photographs together will be a profound experience that will remind visitors of the responsibility we all have to learn from history and work together to create a brighter future.”
Pulitzer Prize Photographs will be on display at the MOA from July 23, 2018 – March 3, 2019.
Some material in this exhibition, including photographic depictions of actual violence, may be too intense for some visitors. Parents are encouraged to preview the exhibition before attending with children.