October 31, 2008
Get the Picture During FotoWeek DC
THE GRAVEYARD (Michel duCille). Shot in Miami, duCille was determined to 'show that people in all walks of life were involved' in the drug problem. Pulitzer Prize Feature Photography winner, 1988.
VOLCANIC MUDSLIDE IN COLOMBIA (Carol Guzy and Michel duCille). The charred, burned arm of a volcano casualty is seen buried in the ash from the eruption. Pulitzer Prize Spot News winner, 1986.
VOLCANIC MUDSLIDE IN COLOMBIA (Carol Guzy and Michel duCille). A man reaches for help between slats of wood. Pulitzer Prize Spot News winner, 1986.
KOSOVO'S SORROW: CHILDREN'S JOY (Carol Guzy). Lindita Morina, (with wreath) holds other refugee children in a Greek camp at Kukes, Albania. Pulitzer Prize Feature Photography winner, 2000.
KOSOVO'S SORROW: FLEEING KOSOVO (Carol Guzy). A family passes a young boy through the barbed wire fence at a refugee camp in Kosovo. Pulitzer Prize Feature Photography winner, 2000.
CRISIS IN HAITI: PROTECTING A MAN (Carol Guzy). A U.S. soldier tries to protect a suspected grenade thrower at a democracy (pro-Aristide) march. Pulitzer Prize Breaking News winner, 1995.
KOSOVO'S SORROW: WHY? (Michael Williamson). Qamil Duraku holds remains of cousin Ramadan Duraku and Ramadan's son Ajet, 18. Pulitzer Prize Feature Photography winner, 2000.
KOSOVO'S SORROW: REVENGE FIRE (Michael Williamson). Two ethnic Albanian boys react to the heat and noise caused by a roof collapsing in Pristina. Pulizer Prize Feature Photography winner, 2000.
1970s WASHINGTON LIFESTYLE (Matthew Lewis). Lewis’s portrait of George Lardner, Jr., seen in a Washington Post layout was a Pulitzer Prize Feature Photography winner, 1975.
KOSOVO'S SORROW: EXODUS (Lucian Perkins). A family desperately tries to get out of Blace and into Macedonia. Pulitzer Prize Feature Photography winner, 2000.
WASHINGTON — FotoWeek DC, the first annual gathering of professional photographers and photography enthusiasts who celebrate the medium of photography, will team up with several museums in the nation’s capital to create an unprecedented, world premiere digital slide show. The Newseum is one of several sponsors of the weeklong event.
During the festival — November 13–22, 2008, — visitors will see a dazzling display of large-scale projections of photographs selected from the collections of some of Washington’s most honored institutions. These multistory projections will create the largest HD slide show to date and exhibit some of the world’s most compelling photographic images. The projections begin at dusk and are free and open to the public.
The Newseum’s slide show begins November 15 at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. November 16. The slide show will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs illuminated on the 74-foot tall stone tablet on the façade of the building that bears the 45 words of the First Amendment.
Other Newseum events honoring FotoWeek DC include:
November 16: "Inside Media" program
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Ken Geiger will discuss his photo of the Nigerian relay team celebrating at the 1992 Olympics.
November 22: "Inside Media" program
A panel of five Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post photographers will discuss the rewards and challenges of their work.
The 250,000-square-foot Newseum, the world’s most interactive museum, includes 15 theaters and 14 major galleries on seven levels. The Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled.
Plan your Newseum visit and buy your tickets now. Admission is free for annual members.
For more information on FotoWeek DC, please visit www.fotoweekdc.org.