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Pulitzer Prize photograph collection coming to the National Constitution Center

Courtesy The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA – Marines raising Old Glory at Iwo Jima and other powerful images from history will line the walls of the National Constitution Center from October 11 to December 31, 2013. “Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs” will showcase the most comprehensive exhibition of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs.

Updated annually, the exhibit includes every winner since the Pulitzer board began awarding the photography prize in 1942.

“The photos in this exhibit are heroic, thought-provoking and uplifting,” said Jeffrey Rosen, CEO of the museum. “Visitors certainly will recognize many of the photographs from the covers of magazines, newspapers or text books. But by sharing the stories behind the lens alongside the photos, we feel they will come away with a new perspective on even the most iconic images of history.”

The National Constitution Center will develop interactive activities and resource materials for visitors to explore the role of photography in documenting U.S. history.

Highlights of the more than 150 images include:
1.) U.S. Marines raising an American flag on Iwo Jima

2.) Babe Ruth watching his number being retired at the Yankee Stadium

3.) Jack Ruby’s assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald

4.) A grieving Coretta Scott King consoling her daughter

5.) A joyful family reunion after the release of Vietnam POW Col. Robert L. Stirm

6.) A poignant portrait series of 21-year-olds across America, reflecting a diversity of backgrounds and futures

7.) Two rebel soldiers in Syria guarding their position

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