Photography Day at the Newseum

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Free with Newseum admission.
Photography Day at the Newseum @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Pictures of the Year International

The Newseum presents a day of programs and activities celebrating its newest exhibit “Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography.”

The groundbreaking photography show features seven decades of award-winning images from the archives of Pictures of the Year International (POYi), one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious photojournalism competitions.

The day includes programs featuring current and past winners of the award displaying their work.

In addition, visitors will have an opportunity throughout the day to explore the latest Nikon products. Contributing support for “Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” has been provided by Nikon.

Current schedule of events:

11:00 a.m. “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Life Lessons from the ‘Firsts’”

TIME video producers Spencer Bakalar and Diane Tsai discuss the process behind making “Firsts,” the 2018 POYi Documentary Project of the Year. The series features 46 women who have broken through the glass ceiling to achieve the highest levels of success. From Madeleine Albright to Serena Williams, the “Firsts” share motivations, frustrations, accomplishments and advice for future generations of groundbreaking women.
Knight TV Studio, Level 3

12:30 p.m. “Social Justice and the Camera” Panel Discussion

Former National Geographic senior photo editor Elizabeth Krist moderates a conversation with 2018 POYi Environmental Vision Award winner Andrea Bruce, Washington Post director of photography MaryAnne Golon, National Geographic vice president of visuals and immersive experiences and multiple 2018 POYi award winner Whitney Johnson and Daniella Zalcman, founder of Women Photograph and a fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation.
Knight TV Studio, Level 3

2:00 p.m. 2018 POYi Community Awareness Award Winner Scott Brennan

Brennan talks about and displays photographs from “Indigenous Autonomy in Mexico: Towards a Renewal of Revolutionary Promises,” which chronicles a community in Mexico that has begun to establish autonomous, grassroots governments in response to rampant violence, corruption, environmental degradation and inadequate official governments; moderated by Sarah Leen, POYi judge and National Geographic director of photography.
Knight TV Studio, Level 3

3:30 p.m. 2018 POYi Multimedia Photographer of the Year Katie Falkenberg

Falkenberg, a photo and video journalist for the Los Angeles Times, displays some of her video pieces and talks about how multimedia storytelling from our own backyards and across borders can spark empathy and understanding and connect us all.
Knight TV Studio, Level 3


Contributing support for “Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” has been provided by Nikon.

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