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August 26, 2013

Coming Attraction: Capture the Moment, The Pulitzer Prize Photographs At The National Constitution Center, October 11-December 31

The National Constitution Center hosts Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs, a traveling exhibit that spotlights more than 150 Pulitzer prize winning photos since 1942. (Photo by J. Smith for GPTMC)

This fall, feast your eyes on some of the most influential photographs in history at Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs at the National Constitution Center.

The traveling exhibition is made up of more than 150 photographs that hold spots in textbooks, museums and on the covers of magazines. The National Constitution Center invites guests to get an real-life view of the famous photos at its new exhibition. The exhibit includes every winner since the Pulitzer prize for photography’s inception in 1942.

The exhibit has made successful stops in numerous U.S. cities like Washington DC and New York City, and has even ventured across continents with a stop in Taiwan.

Explore the collection, which is arranged chronologically, and find iconic photographs of a grieving Coretta Scott King, Columbine, U.S. Marines raising an American flag on Iwo Jima, Hurricane Katrina, Jack Ruby’s assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald and other monumental times in history.

A number of photos in the The Pulitzer Prize Photographs exhibit have a direct correlation with Philadelphia. In 1985, Larry C. Price won a Pulitzer for his photographs of war-torn Angola and El Salvador. In 1986, Philadelphia Inquirer photographer Tom Gralish received a Pulitzer Prize for his photo essay about Philadelphia’s homeless.

Discover some of the most significant moments in history at this multi-month exhibit.

The exhibit opens on Friday, October 11, and runs through December 31. Access to the emotional showcase is included in the cost of general admission. Discretion is advised, some photos may not be suitable for children.

The Pulitzer Prize Photographs at the National Constitution Center
When: October 11-December 31
Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost: Included in general admission
More info: www.constitutioncenter.org

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