On display through Jan. 20, 2019
“Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” is a groundbreaking photography show featuring 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. These images depict the people and events that have defined our times, capturing war and peace, disaster and triumph, and the social and cultural shifts that have shaped the past 75 years. The pictures were selected from POYi’s archive of more than 40,000 photos, tracing the evolution of photojournalism from World War II to today.
The exhibit includes an original, 6-minute Newseum video production, “POYi at 75,” featuring POYi curators reflecting on 75 years of the contest, the evolution of photojournalism and the power of photography. It includes interviews with award-winning photographers Carol Guzy and Randy Olson and acting POYi director David Rees.
This exhibit is the third collaboration between the Newseum and POYi since the Newseum opened on Pennsylvania Avenue in 2008. “Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” will include a public program to open the exhibit, a daylong lineup of programs and activities for a Photo Day event, programs and panel discussions with award-winning photographers throughout the run of the exhibit and more.
About Pictures of the Year International
Founded at the University of Missouri in 1944, POYi is one of the oldest and the most prestigious photojournalism programs and competitions in the world. Each year, POYi recognizes excellence in photojournalism, multimedia and visual editing. POYi is committed to engaging citizens worldwide with great documentary photography by sponsoring educational public exhibitions. POYi is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.
About the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) works with citizens, journalists and researchers to strengthen democracy through better journalism. RJI seeks out the most exciting new ideas, tests them with real-world experiments, uses social science research to assess their effectiveness and delivers solutions that citizens and journalists can put to use in their own communities.
Contributing support for “Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” has been provided by Nikon.