Podcast: Legends of Photojournalism—The Pulitzer Prize Celebration


Some days, I love my job, and this was most definitely one of those days. We were in a room of heroes, not just heroes of mine, but actual heroes, people who fill their lives, risk their lives, for passion and for the betterment of humanity. The gathering was called “The Pulitzer Prize Photographers,” held in celebration of the centennial of the establishment of the Pulitzer Prize and organized by the Eddie Adams Workshop, the Parsons School of Design, and supported, in part, by B&H Photo. It brought together Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographers from six decades, displayed their history lesson of potent journalism, and gave time and space for their stories to be told.

At times, emotion filled the auditorium, tears were shed, but by the end of the night, there was joy—Nick Ut hamming it up in the photo booth, Adrees Latif and Ruth Fremson pressing limes for margaritas at the after-party. I shook hands with Robert Jackson, who captured the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald, and thanked Daniel Berehulak—he risked his life to document the Ebola plague in West Africa, and in doing so, helped bring to an earlier end that horrible epidemic. Nancy Borowick, who chronicled her parent’s illnesses and deaths, seemed endearingly unaware of her might, and John White brought a smile to many faces, reminding us that as photographers we are “visual servants.”

This episode of our podcast will do its best to bring you to this event, to share moments of insight from the speakers and provide a sense of the evening’s activities. Even if photojournalism is not your primary interest, enjoy, be moved, and be inspired by the experience and wisdom put forth at this gathering of greats.

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Seat placement for 2016 Pulitzer winner Jessica Rinaldi, at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium

Seat Placement for past Pulitzer Prize winners Nick Ut and Greg Marinovich

John White addresses a student during the Q/A session

Robert Jackson discusses his photography, including this photo of the mother and wife of Lee Harvey Oswald


Ruth Fremson talks of her experience at the Eddie Adams Workshop

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers enjoy the photo booth at the Bath House Studios after-party

A party-goer takes a selfie with Photographer Nick Ut

Photographers Michelle Agins and John White pose for Cliff Hausner

Photographs © John R Harris 


Sponsorship for the event was provided by Nikon, Inc. and B&H Photo. 

The program was organized by the Eddie Adams Workshop in collaboration and partnership with Parson School of Design at The New School. Supporters include the Associated Press, Hal Buell Associates with encouragement from The Pulitzer Centennial Committee.

Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producers: Bryan Formhals, Mark Zuppe

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Love this one, is there any way I could listen to the full version? thanks guys you guys make an amazing job