Event

A Talks @ Pulitzer Celebration of Great Photography

tomas2.jpg

A truck crosses the Yalu river on the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge from Sinuiju, North Korea to Dandong, China. The bridge is one of the few places along the border where vehicles can cross. The United Nations has warned China that it may be "aiding and abetting crimes against humanity" with its policy of forcibly repatriating North Koreans who flee across its borders. Image by Tomas van Houtryve. China, 2013.

A truck crosses the Yalu river on the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge from Sinuiju, North Korea to Dandong, China. The bridge is one of the few places along the border where vehicles can cross. The United Nations has warned China that it may be "aiding and abetting crimes against humanity" with its policy of forcibly repatriating North Koreans who flee across its borders. Image by Tomas van Houtryve. China, 2013.

daniellazalcman00.jpg

A swingset in Beauval, Saskatchewan, near the former site of the Beauval Indian Residential School. Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.

A swingset in Beauval, Saskatchewan, near the former site of the Beauval Indian Residential School. Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.

allisonshelley.png

Sauri (left) and her sister-in-law Birma stand in the spot where Sauri's 17-year-old daughter, Laxmi, recently burned to death while sleeping in a chaupadi shed in an area far from the family's home, near Dhakari village, Achham, Nepal. "I have many daughters," said Sauri, "but she was the one who was always with me." The family has since destroyed the shed. Image by Allison Shelley. Nepal, 2012.

Sauri (left) and her sister-in-law Birma stand in the spot where Sauri's 17-year-old daughter, Laxmi, recently burned to death while sleeping in a chaupadi shed in an area far from the family's home, near Dhakari village, Achham, Nepal. "I have many daughters," said Sauri, "but she was the one who was always with me." The family has since destroyed the shed. Image by Allison Shelley. Nepal, 2012.

andrelambertson.png

Image by Andre Lamberston.

Image by Andre Lamberston.

amytoensing.jpg

In a shelter in Vrindavan, known as a "city of widows," Lalita (at right) bears the cropped hair and white wrap of her culture once considered obligatory for widowhood. Shelter manager Ranjana, a much younger widow, is less constrained by traditional customs. Image by Amy Toensing. India, 2013.

In a shelter in Vrindavan, known as a "city of widows," Lalita (at right) bears the cropped hair and white wrap of her culture once considered obligatory for widowhood. Shelter manager Ranjana, a much younger widow, is less constrained by traditional customs. Image by Amy Toensing. India, 2013.

jakenaughton.jpg

Javan sits in the family's living room, while her brother Shema stands in the doorway. Javan left Uganda after a mob beat her, stripped her naked and paraded her up and down the street yelling, "He's a homo," behind her. She fled to Kenya and spent nearly a year there as a refugee before returning to Uganda in order to make a stand and reconcile with her family. But now, she faces a stream of abuse from the general public. Image by Jake Naughton. Uganda, 2017.

Javan sits in the family's living room, while her brother Shema stands in the doorway. Javan left Uganda after a mob beat her, stripped her naked and paraded her up and down the street yelling, "He's a homo," behind her. She fled to Kenya and spent nearly a year there as a refugee before returning to Uganda in order to make a stand and reconcile with her family. But now, she faces a stream of abuse from the general public. Image by Jake Naughton. Uganda, 2017.

xyzabacani.png

A child labor victim from Myanmar closing the door of a shelter in Singapore for migrant workers who have run away from their employers. The address of the shelter is hidden from the public for the safety. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2016.

A child labor victim from Myanmar closing the door of a shelter in Singapore for migrant workers who have run away from their employers. The address of the shelter is hidden from the public for the safety. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2016.

simchiyin-china-pollution-handan-broadedit01-04.jpg

A resident of Sihoupo village, about 40 km southwest of downtown Handan, leaps down into his vegetable plot right outside his home to work the fields. The coking plant in the background — a branch of the Hansteel works which dominates Handan city — is less than 100 m from the houses in this village. Day and night, the factory emits steam and smoke in cycles — grey, black or yellow — and constantly beeps like an electrocardiogram machine. Depending on the direction of the winds, the smoke sometimes blows low right across these farm plots where villagers grow corn and vegetables.  Image by Sim Chi Yin. China, 2013.

A resident of Sihoupo village, about 40 km southwest of downtown Handan, leaps down into his vegetable plot right outside his home to work the fields. The coking plant in the background — a branch of the Hansteel works which dominates Handan city — is less than 100 m from the houses in this village. Day and night, the factory emits steam and smoke in cycles — grey, black or yellow — and constantly beeps like an electrocardiogram machine. Depending on the direction of the winds, the smoke sometimes blows low right across these farm plots where villagers grow corn and vegetables.  Image by Sim Chi Yin. China, 2013.

larryprice.jpg

A young boy near the end of his shift in a gold mine at Fandjora. Image by Larry C. Price. Burkina Faso, 2013.

A young boy near the end of his shift in a gold mine at Fandjora. Image by Larry C. Price. Burkina Faso, 2013.

lynnjohnson.jpg

In Jocotenango, Guatemala, Rosa de Sapeta's family used to avoid her smoke-filled kitchen. But since an aid group helped her replace the open fire with a cleaner burning stove, she says, "I have company while I cook." Image by Lynn Johnson. Guatemala, 2017.

In Jocotenango, Guatemala, Rosa de Sapeta's family used to avoid her smoke-filled kitchen. But since an aid group helped her replace the open fire with a cleaner burning stove, she says, "I have company while I cook." Image by Lynn Johnson. Guatemala, 2017.

seangallagher.jpg

A man walks over rocks near to a glacial lake that has formed at the base of the Dagu Glacier on the southeast edge of the Tibetan Plateau. The glacier has been reducing in size in recent years as a result of rising temperatures in the region. Image by Sean Gallagher. China, 2012.

A man walks over rocks near to a glacial lake that has formed at the base of the Dagu Glacier on the southeast edge of the Tibetan Plateau. The glacier has been reducing in size in recent years as a result of rising temperatures in the region. Image by Sean Gallagher. China, 2012.

peterdicampo.jpg

A local villager near Niambli told Merrill about an attack in his hometown. "It seemed like there were thousands of them -- Gbagbo's militia, all dressed in black. They didn't have machetes or the kinds of guns you normally see with farmers in this area. They had Kalashnikovs. And by the end of the day the whole village was flattened. There wasn't a single house left." Above, a man sees his destroyed home for the first time since fleeing a year earlier in a village near Blolequin, Ivory Coast on March 11, 2012. He had been living in a refugee camp in Liberia. Image by Peter DiCampo. Ivory Coast, 2012.

A local villager near Niambli told Merrill about an attack in his hometown. "It seemed like there were thousands of them -- Gbagbo's militia, all dressed in black. They didn't have machetes or the kinds of guns you normally see with farmers in this area. They had Kalashnikovs. And by the end of the day the whole village was flattened. There wasn't a single house left." Above, a man sees his destroyed home for the first time since fleeing a year earlier in a village near Blolequin, Ivory Coast on March 11, 2012. He had been living in a refugee camp in Liberia. Image by Peter DiCampo. Ivory Coast, 2012.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 5:30PM
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036
United States
RSVP

Photography projects are an increasingly important part of the Pulitzer Center’s strategy for raising awareness of underreported issues around the world through journalism and education outreach.

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 5:30 to 7pm, the Pulitzer Center hosts a New Year’s celebration in our Washington, DC offices. Daniella Zalcman and Tomas van Houtryve will discuss their unique creative approaches to the critical issues they cover.

Photographs from Pulitzer Center grantees Xyza Bacani, Sim Chi Yin, Peter DiCampo, Sean Gallagher, Lynn Johnson, Andre Lambertson, Jake Naughton, Larry Price, Allison Shelley, Amy Toensing and Zalcman and van Houtryve, covering a wide range of issues from around the world, will be on display.

We'll also be launching a new initiative to raise support for the Pulitzer Center. With a donation to the Pulitzer Center of $1,000 or more, donors can select one of the prints in the series featured above, signed by the photographer. Of your donation, $250 will go to the photographer of the image you select. More details on the photographs and prints here.