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Exclusive exhibit of Pulitzer Prize winning photography at ACI

2007. 01. 29.

Capture the Moment, an exclusive exhibit of the photographs that have won the Pulitzer Prize in photojournalism since 1942, opens to the public at Albertson College of Idaho on Tuesday (Jan. 30).

Idaho is the only state in the Intermountain West that is showing this exhibit and Albertson College of Idaho (ACI) is one of the smallest venues in which it has ever been shown. Capture the Moment is generally reserved for large display halls in major cities.

The exhibit is free and runs through March 11.

The exhibit days and hours are:

  • Tuesdays through Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

Capture the Moment includes 134 Pulitzer photographs, representing every winner from the first award in 1942 through 2005. The images are powerful and the accompanying text tells the story behind each photograph. The exhibit began its nationwide tour in 2000 and is booked through 2010.

ACI journalism instructor Alan Minskoff and Pamela Lassiter, director of corporate and foundation relations, have been working for the past 15 months to bring Capture the Moment to ACI. The funding for the exhibit has been raised entirely through grants, sponsorships and private donations.

"These photos are part of our national DNA," Minskoff said. "They are the moving, powerful images that we associate with important eras in our history."

In addition to the exhibit, CofI will host two panel discussions. The first one, "The Meaning of the Pulitzers: A Liberal Arts Perspective," will be Monday, Feb. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Sterry Hall. CofI professors will discuss some of the photos from the exhibit and a question-and-answer period will follow.

The second panel discussion, "Through the Lens: The Pulitzer Prize in Photojournalism," will be Wednesday, March 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Langroise Auditorium Recital Hall. It will feature Pulitzer Prize winning photographers, writers and editors, and will be followed by a question-and-answer period.