"Dispatches" gathers and generates artistic responses to the news by 34 contemporary artists and photojournalists. The exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, or SECCA, is open through February 19, 2017 and includes a survey of recent works on current events and the critical issues of our time.

Several Pulitzer Center grantees including photographers Tomas van Houtryve and Sim Chi Yin have work on display. The Pulitzer Center is partnering with SECCA via its NewsArts initiative.

"Dispatches" is divided into five thematic zones: Post-9-11 Realities; Borders and Migrations; Ecological Justice; New Forms of Social Action; and the 2016 US Presidential Election.

The exhibition's public program features performances and artist talks, including one with van Houtryve. Van Houtryve's "Blue Sky Days," part of the "Dispatches" exhibit, was the largest photo portfolio in the history of Harper's magazine.

"Dispatches" Exhibition
November 1, 2016 - February 19, 2017
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
750 Marguerite Drive
Winston-Salem, NC, 27106


Image by Tomas van Houtryve. United States, 2014.
A drone's-eye view of America reveals the changing nature of war, privacy, and government transparency.


“Baseball practice in Montgomery County, Maryland. According to records obtained from the FAA, which issued 1,428 domestic drone permits between 2007 and early 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Navy have applied for drone authorization in Montgomery County.” Image by Tomas van Houtryve. United States, 2014.
December 4, 2016 /
Tomas van Houtryve, Jon Sawyer
Winston-Salem Journal explores exhibition, part of the Pulitzer Center's NewsArts initiative.
A public park is seen from above in San Francisco. California is a major center for the development and manufacture of military UAVs–Genderal Atomic builds its Predators and Reapers in the state–and the Bay Area in particular is hub of the expanding consumer-drone market. Image by Tomas van Houtryve. United States, 2014.
November 20, 2016 / WFDD
Tomas van Houtryve
An art exhibit opening this week is providing a window to the atrocities of modern warfare from one hundred feet above.