Pulitzer Photo Exhibition LaunchedThe 'Pulitzer Prize Photo Exhibition' opens on December 28 at the Seoul Arts Center for a one-year traveling display. 1998 marks the fiftieth year the Pulitzer Prize has been awarded for the best photographs of the year and 1999 is the sesquicentennial anniversary of the photograph's birth.
At the opening ceremony Prime Minister Kim Jong Pil, Koh Kun the mayor of Seoul, Minister of Culture and Tourism Shin Nak Kyun, and the chairman of the Korea Racing Association Oh Young Woo were in attendance.
The exhibition's host, the Yonhap News Agency, will donate up to 1 percent of the profits the year-long event generates to a charity for children's provision fund.
The exhibition will feature 128 works from the 20th century's photo masterpieces which received the Pulitzer Award.
It includes Korean War refugees crossing the Daedong River, the Vietnam War's stark reality and Ethiopia's starving masses.
The photographs will stay in Seoul until March 11, 1999 and then move to other major cities across the country such as Inchon, Kwangju, Pusan, Ulsan and Taegu.