Pulitzer show captures prolific past moments
The photo not only gained Rosenthal a Pulitzer Prize, but with its countless reproduction in campaigns, commercials and movies, the award-winning image proved that the power of photography goes beyond words.
And now, at the Hangaram Design Museum of Seoul Arts Center in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul, visitors can check out 198 Pulitzer-winning photographs that span from Milton Brook’s “The Picket Line” in 1942, which shows the violence of the Ford strike, to Tyler Hicks’ “Militants Attack Mall in Nairobi” in 2014, which depicts the extreme fear of an attack that killed at least 39 people in Kenya.
Under the title “Capture the Moment,” the Pulitzer Prize Photographs exhibition has returned to Korea with 89 more photos than the last time it was here, in 2010. Hosted by the JoongAng Ilbo, an affiliate of the Korean JoongAng Daily, along with JTBC and YTN, the exhibit’s third edition also has a series of interviews with some of the featured photographers and documentarians.
The exhibition has also added a special display, “The Forgotten War,” in dedication to the 1950-53 Korean War. It displays 36 photographs by former AP photojournalist Max Desfor, taken during the final four months of 1950.
“Pictures make people feel,” said Cyma Rubin, the New York-based director of the exhibition at the opening ceremony on Monday. “Each has a life on its own. These photographs have a strange power, a force that can carry human emotions across barriers of language, time and place.”
The exhibition runs through Sept. 14. Admission ranges from 8,000 won to 12,000 won. The exhibition hall is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m and is closed every last Monday of the month.
For more information, call (02) 1644-6013 or visit http://www.pulitzerprize.co.kr.
BY JIN EUN-SOO CONTRIBUTING WRITER