Panel Discussion | Reception & Program | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalists
WHEN | Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
WHERE | HistoryMiami Museum 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130
Explore the state and future of news photography in a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists Alan Diaz, Patrick Farrell, and Deanne Fitzmaurice . This panel celebrates 100 years of the Pulitzer Prizes. Moderated by Maggie Steber with introduction by Al Diaz Miami Herald. Presented by HistoryMiami Museum, Miami Herald, and Leica Store Miami with the support of The Brooklyn Brewery and Photo Workshops Miami. Reception at 6 PM and conversation at 7 PM.
Alan Diaz was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2001 for his photograph of armed U.S. federal agents seizing the Cuban boy Elián González from his relatives’ Miami home. Since then he has covered every major breaking news and sporting events in Florida. Based in Miami, he has photographed for the Associated Press for 16 years.
Patrick Farrell received a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2009 for his images of despair after Hurricane Ike and other lethal storms caused a humanitarian disaster in Haiti. He was part of the Miami Herald staff that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the coverage of Hurricane Andrew’s devastation in South Florida. He has been a staff photographer with the Miami Herald since 1987.
Deanne Fitzmaurice won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 2005 for her photo essay for the San Francisco Chronicle on an Oakland, California hospital’s efforts to mend an Iraqi boy nearly killed by an explosion. Based in San Francisco, she is an assignment photographer for publications including National Geographic, Sports Illustrated and ESPN. She is a Nikon Ambassador and co-founder of Think Tank Photo.
Maggie Steber is an educator and photographer who has worked in over 64 countries on humanitarian, cultural and social stories. As assistant managing editor of photography for the Miami Herald, she oversaw projects that won the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize and two Pulitzer finalist recognitions. She served on the Pulitzer Prize nominating jury for photography in 2015.