On Sept. 16, the Newseum reopened its exclusive Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize–winning photographs ever assembled, after a month-long refresh. The gallery reopens to mark the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, with new photographs and new ways to experience the stories behind the images.
The renovated gallery features every Pulitzer Prize–winning entry since 1942, when the award for photography was first presented, along with an updated display of 40 large-scale photographs tracing the history of the award, plus a 3-D touchable image. The images added to the gallery document some of the most gripping stories of our time. They include:
The Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery also features several historic cameras used to take Pulitzer–winning photos, as well as a display of Nikon cameras tracing the evolution of advances in photojournalism. A portrait of publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who founded the award, by renowned artist John Singer Sargent also hangs in the gallery.
Video and interactive components include a Newseum-produced documentary that highlights some of the award’s most memorable photographs, and five interactive touch-screen kiosks that allow visitors to explore more than 1,200 images and watch 15 hours of interviews with Pulitzer Prize–winning photographers. The Newseum has also launched a new app, available on both the Apple Store and Google Play, which allows visitors to point their devices at selected photos to watch interviews with the photographers and explore milestone moments in Pulitzer history.
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