On display at the Truman Library from November 21, 2009 – January 24, 2010

"Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs," a dramatic display of award-winning photography, has appeared in 17 cities after initial exhibits in Japan and Korea. More than 2 million visitors have seen the exhibit in the United States since its New York opening in 2000. View Select Photographs.

The Pulitzer Prizes are journalism’s most prestigious award. These classics of photojournalism capture defining moments of our times. They bear stark witness to war and brutality. They honor heroism, compassion and the strivings of ordinary people for better lives. And behind each indelible image is a second, moving tale: the story of how each photographer made the picture that won the prize.

From the poignant shot of an ailing Babe Ruth watching his number being retired at Yankee Stadium, to the U.S. Marines raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, the photographs illustrate the enduring power of the still image.

The Pulitzer Prizes, first awarded in 1917, were the inspiration of newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer. The prize for newspaper photography was first awarded in 1942. Since 1968, two prizes — one for breaking-news photography and one for feature photography — have been awarded each year.

The exhibition will be on display at the Truman Library from November 21, 2009 – January 24, 2010

This traveling exhibition was developed by the Newseum in association with Business of Entertainment, Inc., New York, Cyma Rubin, curator. The Newseum, an interactive museum of news, is located in Washington, D.C.

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