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Illusion and Disillusion: A Panel Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographers on Violence and War
September 21, 2016 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.| Free
This special evening, featuring five Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers and one winner of the International Women’s Media Foundation Award, will provide a platform to launch a powerful community dialogue on the toll of violence and war. These photojournalists have captured indelible images that have shaped our understanding of world events and the continuing impact of these events on the present. This special program, presented by The Sixth Floor Museum and 29 Pieces, will include a panel discussion, along with readings and performances from Pulitzer Prize-winning books and theatrical productions by Dallas artists.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, the program will also examine the impact of the Prizes and their continued relevance today. The program is free and open to the public, but advance online registration is requested.
- David Hume Kennerly, 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, for images of the wars in Vietnam and Cambodia, the Ali v. Frazier World Heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Garden and refugees escaping from East Pakistan into India. Two years later Kennerly was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s Chief White House Photographer.
- Nick Ut, 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography, for “The Terror of War,” depicting children in flight from a napalm bombing.
- Carol Guzy, has won the Pulitzer Prize four times—one of four people to do so, and the only journalist with that achievement.
- David Leeson, 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, for his coverage of the Iraq War.
- Bob Jackson, 1964, Pulitzer Prize for Photography, for his photograph of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby.
- Heidi Levine, won the International Women’s Media Foundation inaugural Anja Niedringhaus (Pulitzer Prize winner killed in action) courage in photojournalism award for her work in Gaza.
- Karen Blessen, Pulitzer Prize, Explanatory Journalism, 1989, the first artist to be named as a Pulitzer Prize winner and Founder and Executive Artistic Director of 29 Pieces.
This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.