I’m with photography editor Indira Williams at the entrance to the Pulitzer Prize Photographs gallery in the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
The giant photograph of “Chiapas Racers” is from my 2003 Pulitzer Prize winning Los Angeles Times photo essay Enrique’s Journey. It’s been running life size since 2008 - that’s 60 columns wide in newspaper talk.
Indira selected the image when the Newseum was established to hang at the nation’s most incredible photo gallery. Inside there are prints, videos, interactive kiosks that celebrate how still photographs so well reveal the good, bad and the ugly of our world. It’s a remarkable archive from many of my photojournalist friends past and present.
I’m sort of smiling for the camera but it’s forced because I know that on December 31st this sanctuary will close for good. It’s a money issue. Fortunately more than 10 million visitors from around the world came here to learn how we Americans managed freedoms of the Press, Speech, Religion, Assembly and Petition throughout our history.
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