Pulitzer Center Update

Photographers Submit Photos of Strong Women From Around the World

March 13, 2017|

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"I am so proud of you," [my mother] said as I tugged at the hem of the smart trousers I planned to wear to [my] law school graduation. "Your father would be too." When he died, [my mother] plummeted into the depths of despair. And in the process, she pushed me away and snatched me back in an emotional tug of war that nobody can win. Somehow, together, we managed to strike an equilibrium wading through the thick swamp together. And now we’ve emerged, [my mom] wrapped in her bathrobe, and me in my black trousers. Image by Kenya Jade Pinto, National Geographic Your Shot.

"I am so proud of you," [my mother] said as I tugged at the hem of the smart trousers I planned to wear to [my] law school graduation. "Your father would be too." When he died, [my mother] plummeted into the depths of despair. And in the process, she pushed me away and snatched me back in an emotional tug of war that nobody can win. Somehow, together, we managed to strike an equilibrium wading through the thick swamp together. And now we’ve emerged, [my mom] wrapped in her bathrobe, and me in my black trousers. Image by Kenya Jade Pinto, National Geographic Your Shot.

The Pulitzer Center partnership with Your ShotNational Geographic’s photo community made up of over 800,000 photographers from 195 countries—creates photographic assignments focused on Pulitzer Center reporting and issues. The first assignment, "Strong Women," asks contributors to share the stories of strong women in their lives. 

The deadline to submit contributions to this assignment is March 27, 2017. Submissions can be sent via Your Shot's site.

Here are some of the submissions so far:

 

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This is a portrait of my mother who has dementia,” writes Your Shot photographer J. Nobriga. “She was born during the great depression, has beaten cancer, and is now fighting against another enemy. This is my mother in her old home before she moved in with my sister. Image by J. Nobriga, National Geographic Your Shot.

This is a portrait of my mother who has dementia,” writes Your Shot photographer J. Nobriga. “She was born during the great depression, has beaten cancer, and is now fighting against another enemy. This is my mother in her old home before she moved in with my sister. Image by J. Nobriga, National Geographic Your Shot.

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This picture was [taken] in a village called Mocan Chai in Vietnam, where the farmers are known for planting crops like rice and corn. The thing I love about this village was how the whole family was involved in planting these crops, and how the children helped their mothers. The whole family seemed bound [together] unlike developed countries were children are busy playing with iPads away from [their] parents. Image by Mohamed Alkaabi, National Geographic Your Shot.

This picture was [taken] in a village called Mocan Chai in Vietnam, where the farmers are known for planting crops like rice and corn. The thing I love about this village was how the whole family was involved in planting these crops, and how the children helped their mothers. The whole family seemed bound [together] unlike developed countries were children are busy playing with iPads away from [their] parents. Image by Mohamed Alkaabi, National Geographic Your Shot. 

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My good friend Hanna Miley is a survivor of the Holocaust. writes Your Shot photographer. She has done extensive research into her parents’ life and death, and [has] written an amazing book called ‘A Garland for Ashes,’ which shares the process of forgiveness and reconciliation. This is Hanna at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, having just emerged from the underground museum, where she had once again to choose hope in the face of remembered horror. Image by Thomas Cogdell, National Geographic Your Shot.

My good friend Hanna Miley is a survivor of the Holocaust. writes Your Shot photographer. She has done extensive research into her parents’ life and death, and [has] written an amazing book called ‘A Garland for Ashes,’ which shares the process of forgiveness and reconciliation. This is Hanna at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, having just emerged from the underground museum, where she had once again to choose hope in the face of remembered horror. Image by Thomas Cogdell, National Geographic Your Shot.

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About 70% of K-12 teachers in the U.S. are women. Here English Language Arts teacher Allison Divino leads a class of 6th graders at ARISE Academy (@arise_newday) in New Orleans, LA. Teaching takes enormous stamina, commitment, and strong personal values. Every moment, dozens of eyes monitor how you react, how you treat their classmates, and whether you have something of value to bring to their lives. Image by Vivianne Peckham, National Geographic Your Shot.

About 70% of K-12 teachers in the U.S. are women. Here English Language Arts teacher Allison Divino leads a class of 6th graders at ARISE Academy (@arise_newday) in New Orleans, LA. Teaching takes enormous stamina, commitment, and strong personal values. Every moment, dozens of eyes monitor how you react, how you treat their classmates, and whether you have something of value to bring to their lives. Image by Vivianne Peckham, National Geographic Your Shot.