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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs

February 12, 2014 - April 20, 2014

Florida International University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication is joining forces with the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum to bring to FIU the celebrated exhibition "Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs." Co-organized by the Newseum and Business of Entertainment, and co-sponsored by the Knight Foundation, the show has been a great success domestically and abroad, and it's the first to bring together in one place all Pulitzer Prize winning photographs, since they started to be awarded in 1942.

The exhibition's opening lecture and reception is on Feb. 12, from 4-8 p.m. 
at the Frost Museum, which is on the FIU Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC). The show is free and open to the public, and will be up until April 20. As part of the exhibition, the SJMC is organizing two discussion panels, on March 5 and April 16, which will bring together several of the Pulitzer-winning photographers, especially those with South Florida ties.

As a way to engage its students and help raise awareness about photojournalism in general, and the Pulitzer Prize Photographs show in particular, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University polled its students (via online survey) on which photo should be used on the exhibition's publicity materials, including the show's banner. Together with the exhibition's organizers, the School pre-selected five Pulitzer-winning photos to submit to the students. Selection criteria for the photographs included ties to South Florida and perceived relevance to a young audience. Polling was done during classes, when students got a chance of navigating to the survey site and casting their ballots. A clear majority of students (59%) voted for the Patrick Farrell's photograph depicting the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Ike in Haiti, and the photo was incorporated into the show's main banner.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 EXHIBITION OPENING 5PM | RECEPTION 6PM |
Join us for the opening and reception of Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs exhibition. The evening will include music, light refreshments and guided tours

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 4-6pm | Panel 1: "The Story Behind the Photo: A Conversation with Pulitzer Winning Photographers." | 
Moderator: Eric Newton, Knight Foundation | Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 4-6pm | Panel 2: "Photojournalism in the Digital World." | 
This panel will be a conversation with photojournalists, photo editors and experts about issues such as photo-manipulation, the threat to credibility, crowdsourcing, and ethics | Moderator: Prof. Michael Sheerin, SJMC | Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University