Eyewitness: Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs

From next month, east London’s Daniel Blau Gallery will be showing a series of fascinating works that each give a powerful snapshot of American history.

Faith and Confidence, William C. Beall
Faith and Confidence, William C. Beall

All the photographs on show have been recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, which was established in 1917 by Hungarian-born American publisher Joseph Pulitzer.

The $10,000 (£6000) cash awards are given out for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition, with 21 categories in total.

Jack Ruby Shoots Lee Harvey Oswald to Death, Dallas by Robert H. Jackson
Jack Ruby Shoots Lee Harvey Oswald to Death, Dallas by Robert H. Jackson

The images in the exhibition take the form of original vintage prints of famous photographs, which include Robert H. Jackson’s image of the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald, the prime suspect in John F Kennedy’s assassination, who was shot in the chest by Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby.

Near Collision at Air Show by Bill Crouch
Near Collision at Air Show by Bill Crouch

Other highlights include the beautiful image of two aeroplanes narrowly missing one another in flight, Bill Crouch’s 1949 photograph, Near Collision at Air Show.

Two Men with a Problem by Paul Vathis
Two Men with a Problem by Paul Vathis

‘When contemplating one of these renowned photographs we recall the events of the past and become oblivious to our present moment’, says Daniel Blau Gallery.

‘We believe that the value of these photographs is found in their cultural and artistic significance as well as in the historical nature of the prints themselves.’

Water! One Torpedoing - No Charge by Frank Noel
Water! One Torpedoing – No Charge by Frank Noel

Eyewitness: Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs is on show from 15 February – 29 March at Daniel Blau Gallery, 51 Hoxton Square, London N1

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