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41 Responses to Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs

  1. Profile photo of damncoolpics
    damncoolpics Female 18-29
    17 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 9:18 am
    Link: Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs - Here are 50 of the 118 hair-raising and historical collection of award-winning photos.
  2. Profile photo of darkmagic14n
    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 10:11 am
    how to win a pulitzer prize photograph

    1. Find starving/injured african/middle eastern child
    2. Make sure they`re in clear agony
    3. Take pictures (don`t help them)
    4. ????
    5. Profit
  3. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 10:26 am
    Why did a picture of 9/11 deserve a place here? Who cares?
  4. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 10:29 am
    Dark, the guy who took that starving african photo committed suicide because of that photo..

    And a description with each would be nice
  5. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 10:29 am
    And I dont get how the guy with a snake on his shoulder is a "capture the moment" thing
  6. Profile photo of pandabear21
    pandabear21 Female 18-29
    150 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 10:42 am
    Molehouse- I know it may mean squat to some, but 9/11 is a very historical event. And I`m not just saying this because I`m American. Many people from many countries were effected by this. Way to be a dick. But i guess that what you get from the youth of the world nowadays. :-/
  7. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 10:53 am
    "Why did a picture of 9/11 deserve a place here? Who cares?"

    I guess you`ll have to take your gripe up with the Pulitzer Prize Board. What`s next? Why are there pictures of starving African children here??
  8. Profile photo of GhettoNinja
    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 10:53 am
    Powerful photos, most of them.

    A few I remember in there...The bombing of the marine barracks in Beirut...

    9/11 of course

    MLK`s widow.

    Quite a few Vietnam photos in there...

    And pictures from a famine plagued Africa...

    Sad stuff.
  9. Profile photo of Mudginator
    Mudginator Female 18-29
    90 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 11:03 am
    1962: JFK and Eisenhower, talking at camp David
    1963:A priest aids a wounded soldier during the rebel in Puerto Cabelle
    1964: The murder of Lee Harvey Oswald
    1965: A soldier in the Vietnam war
    1966: Villagers fleeing during the Vietnam war
    1967: The shooting of James Meredith, the first african-american to attend university
    1968: A worker gives CPR his fallen comrade who was just electrocuted
    1969: Funeral of Martin Luther King Jr.
    1970: ?
    1971: Kent State University massacre
    1972: ?
    1973: Victims of a Napalm balming in Vietnam, fleeing
    1974: Family members of a POW rushing toward him
    1975: ?
    1976: A 19 year old woman and her niece try to escape a fire in their apartment, and the fire escape collapses. The woman died, 3 year old survived
    1977: In Bangkok, right-wing and left-wing university students clash. Students hang and beat the body of another student
    1978: Anthony Kiritsis wires a shotgun to Meridian Mortgage preside
  10. Profile photo of Adi_Noor
    Adi_Noor Male 18-29
    191 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 11:24 am
    There are few +18 images. There should be a warning in description.
  11. Profile photo of Mudginator
    Mudginator Female 18-29
    90 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 11:27 am
    1979: ?
    1980: Rebels and 2 police oficers are executed in Iran during the Islamic revolution
    1981: ?
    1982: Children playing in Chicago
    1983: ?
    1984: ?
    1985: A mother and child wait in line for food in Ethiopia. The child died a few hours later.
    1986: ?
    1987: ?
    1988: ?
    1989: ?
    1990: ?
    1991: A man is burned on suspicions of being a Inkatha spy, in Africa.
    1992: ?
    1993: Nigerian runners celebrate their bronze metal
    1994: A starving child is stalked by a vulture. The photographer killed himself a few years after taking this photo, feeling guilt after not helping.
    1995: US troops attempt to protect a man being beaten by a crowd during a march
    1996: ?
    1997: A teen is rescued from flood waters in California
    1998: ?
    1999: ?
    2000: ?
    2001: The custody battle over Elain escalates, between the boys father, and his relatives
    2002: 9/11 Attacks
    2003: ?
    2004: ?
    2005: A victim of a Iraq roadside b
  12. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 11:28 am
    I thought they stopped in `67.
  13. Profile photo of maxxim
    maxxim Male 30-39
    125 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 11:29 am
    It was weird to see the years the photos were awarded. Some of those photos are 5 years or more before the date when it won, leading some to be alittle misleading of the events.
  14. Profile photo of Mudginator
    Mudginator Female 18-29
    90 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 11:30 am
    2009: Barack Obama giving a speech on his Presidential Campaign
    2010: ?
    2011: Victim of gang fighting
  15. Profile photo of Mudginator
    Mudginator Female 18-29
    90 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 11:31 am
    A lot of them either had multiple stories, or no story I could find atm.

    And yes, many of these pictures are 18+ so be cautioned
  16. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 11:33 am
    I guess I am wrong on that last count.

    For me, nothing had more of a visual impact than the haunting look of Frank Fournier`s photo of Omayra Sanchez.
  17. Profile photo of Rawrg
    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 11:35 am
    "1. Find starving/injured african/middle eastern child
    2. Make sure they`re in clear agony
    3. Take pictures (don`t help them)
    4. ????
    5. Profit"

    Actually, those photos often highlight problems around the world, which leads to awareness which can lead to charity and foreign aid. Those photos often do a lot of good. Also, in many of these countries, people actually helping the impoverished are hunted by local warlords who want to maintain strict control by being the only source of food.
  18. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
    1250 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 11:37 am
    Recent studies indicate humans enjoy looking at other humans suffer.
  19. Profile photo of jsatan
    jsatan Male 18-29
    256 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    @darkmagic14n A Slashdotter I`m assuming, ;P
  20. Profile photo of Nicolicious
    Nicolicious Female 18-29
    58 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    I really wish these included captions to put them in context.
  21. Profile photo of Diplomaticcc
    Diplomaticcc Male 18-29
    117 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    what is 1979?
  22. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    So when people say how bad things are you can point to the photos and say "No, things are the same as they were."
  23. Profile photo of Baphxiii
    Baphxiii Male 40-49
    91 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    The pic from 1977 was used on the cover of the Dead Kennedy`s single "Holiday in Cambodia". Evil pic but great song.
  24. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    @Mudginator - thx for the explanations - I goosebumped on all of them but the worst for me was 1994 - in a way, I`m kind of glad to know the guy killed himself. What an awful photo....
  25. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    I guess that`s a terrible thing for me to say - I`m not glad - but god that is one of the worst things I`ve ever seen.
  26. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7560 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    I know the guy who took the picture of the vulture stalking the child in 94 commited suicide - regret he did not pick the child up according to some, but he had spent some time in war zones previously. Poor chap- poor child.
  27. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    who decides these pictures? they`re aweful
  28. Profile photo of epiphany101
    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    Kevin Carter didn`t kill himself because of his remorse for not helping the girl (in the vulture photo). His suicide note sounds like he was depressed, heavily in debt & struggling to deal with the recent death of his friend, not to mention what he had seen in general during his time as a photojournalist. Plus no accounts at the time indicated the vulture attacked the girl - in fact, one account indicates her mother was not far away getting corn from the aid plane that had brought Carter in to the area. You can read about it here.

    His sister Patricia wrote a letter to the Times in response to their article, condemning them for suggesting he had killed himself because of this image. It`s about halfway down thi
  29. Profile photo of zekumi
    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    @epiphany101: While it`s unlikely he killed himself *specifically* because of that one photograph, he makes mention in his suicide note of the terrible things he had witnessed throughout his life and career ("I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings and corpses and anger and pain ... of starving or wounded children, of trigger-happy madmen, often police, of killer executioners ...").

    So just because he it wasn`t that one photograph that put him over the edge, doesn`t mean it didn`t leave an impact on him. And I can`t imagine the depression he suffered from was unrelated.

    And @Oystah: That`s a silly thing to say. I think the only thing worse than a starving child with a vulture in toe is a starving child with a vulture in toe that hardly anybody saw and few cared about. The photograph allowed the world to gain awareness of the tragedies that occurred and will continue to occur without aid.
    Without the photographer, how would you have even known that
  30. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    2007 Made me happy
  31. Profile photo of Abandonnez
    Abandonnez Male 18-29
    229 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    So I guess I know how to win next year. Just give them a random drating picture of people in distress, or sadness, turmoil, etc. drating eh.
  32. Profile photo of Enchilada
    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
    931 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 5:33 am
    The 1991 picture made me gasp. For some reason, it scared me more than the `94 picture. Maybe it`s because I`ve seen the `94 picture multiple times before. Sad stuff.
  33. Profile photo of 4moredays
    4moredays Male 30-39
    3 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 8:51 am
    Lame post - random unexplained photographs and a link to find more information. Why give us a research project, wouldn`t it be a better idea to caption these? Context is everything with these photos. They didn`t win prizes for technical ability.
  34. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 9:32 am
    How to win a Pulitzer (judging by the out of context photos):
    1)Take a photo of a black person, or someone dying, preferably both.
    2)??????
    3)Profit (with a Pulitzer)
  35. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 11:01 am
    Some info would have been nice.
  36. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    Im thinking its a photo trying to sum up the events of that year
  37. Profile photo of Errand_boy
    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    WELL?


  38. Profile photo of Errand_boy
    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    This photo lost out to student life at Southwestern High School in Detroit?

  39. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    the world would be better if people helped others instead of taking their photos to win a golden meaningless statue
  40. Profile photo of junkaddy
    junkaddy Female 30-39
    261 posts
    August 15, 2011 at 12:27 am
    Look up on Wikipedia:

    - Pulitzer Prize for Photography
    - Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography
    - Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography

    You`ll find concise lists of photos. It takes some skipping between lists, but the subjects of all these photos are there.
  41. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    August 15, 2011 at 7:22 am
    @Baphxiii
    Good cover of it for ya.

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