Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs

Submitted by: damncoolpics 5 years ago in
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Here are 50 of the 118 hair-raising and historical collection of award-winning photos.
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Male 14,334
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Female 261
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.
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Male 2,855
the world would be better if people helped others instead of taking their photos to win a golden meaningless statue
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Male 621
This photo lost out to student life at Southwestern High School in Detroit?

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Male 621
WELL?


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Male 25,416
Im thinking its a photo trying to sum up the events of that year
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Male 1,832
Some info would have been nice.
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Male 2,121
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)
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Male 3
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.
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Female 931
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.
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Male 229
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.
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Male 4,902
2007 Made me happy
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Female 400
@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
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Female 512
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
Male 2,790
who decides these pictures? they`re aweful
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Female 7,867
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.
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Female 4,039
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.
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Female 4,039
@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....
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Male 91
The pic from 1977 was used on the cover of the Dead Kennedy`s single "Holiday in Cambodia". Evil pic but great song.
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Male 38,507

So when people say how bad things are you can point to the photos and say "No, things are the same as they were."
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Male 117
what is 1979?
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Female 58
I really wish these included captions to put them in context.
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Male 256
@darkmagic14n A Slashdotter I`m assuming, ;P
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Male 1,249
Recent studies indicate humans enjoy looking at other humans suffer.
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Male 934
"1. Find starving/injured african/middle eastern child[ren]
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.
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Male 14,835
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.
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Female 90
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
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Female 90
2009: Barack Obama giving a speech on his Presidential Campaign
2010: ?
2011: Victim of gang fighting
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Male 125
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.
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Male 14,835
I thought they stopped in `67.
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Female 90
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
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Male 191
There are few +18 images. There should be a warning in description.
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Female 90
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
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Male 886
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.
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Male 1,054
"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??
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Female 150
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. :-/
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Male 2,506
And I dont get how the guy with a snake on his shoulder is a "capture the moment" thing
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Male 2,506
Dark, the guy who took that starving african photo committed suicide because of that photo..

And a description with each would be nice
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Male 302
Why did a picture of 9/11 deserve a place here? Who cares?
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Male 1,625
how to win a pulitzer prize photograph

1. Find starving/injured african/middle eastern child[ren]
2. Make sure they`re in clear agony
3. Take pictures (don`t help them)
4. ????
5. Profit
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Female 17
Link: Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs [Rate Link] - Here are 50 of the 118 hair-raising and historical collection of award-winning photos.
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