Photoville 2018 features the work of four Pulitzer Center-supported photographers during this year's events between September 13 and September 23. Once again, Pulitzer Center is curating its own exhibit while other partner organizations are highlighting the work of associated photographers.
The Pulitzer Center exhibition, "Nowhere Left but Here," features the work of grantee photojournalist Shiho Fukada and her project focused on aging in Japan. Japan’s population is aging at an unprecedented rate, and with this demographic change is coming an unexpected new problem: senior crime. 1 in 5 women in Japanese prisons is a senior. These women have mostly committed minor crimes like shoplifting because in prison they have the community and amenities that they so desperately want. In her photographs, Shiho Fukada explores these women’s lives and the choices loneliness has driven them to make.
CatchLight's exhibition is titled "Focal Points: Featuring the 2017 Catchlight Fellows" and includes the photographs taken by Tomas van Houtryve as part of his Catchlight Fellowship. He travelled along the pre-Mexican War Southern border and documented how it looks today using 19th-century photography methods. Then, he went to the current border and used surveillance technology to explore how photography has been weaponized in the modern era.
The Pulitzer Center and ArtWorks for Freedom's joint exhibition,"Invisible: Migrant Workers in Singapore," will be presenting the work of Pulitzer Center grantee Xyza Cruz Bacani. Last year she travelled to Singapore to document the struggles of Filipino domestic workers who left their homes because they thought that they would find economic opportunity abroad. Instead, they have been exploited and subjected to severe physical, emotional, and psychological abuse.
Pulitzer Center grantee Ruddy Roye participates in the National Geographic program, “A Year Reflecting on Race and Diversity in America,” on Saturday, September 22, at 7:30 pm with several other photographers who contributed to the magazine's series of stories on race and diversity. Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel, photo editor at National Geographic magazine, will moderate the discussion. In their Pulitzer Center-supported project, Roye and Nina Robinson, a documentary photographer and educator based in Arkansas and New York, explored historically black universities and colleges across the country and considered what about these colleges is leading to a surge in applications and the lifelong loyalty of their alumnae.