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150 Celebrated News Photographs: The Pulitzer Winners On Display in Philadelphia

Slava Veder's BURST OF JOY, 1974 Pulitzer winner

The National Constitution Center's new exhibition includes many of the world's most celebrated journalistic photographs. WRTI's Jim Cotter reports.

The Pulitzer Prizes were originally established by a bequest from newspaper baron Joseph Pulitzer, a century ago, to recognize exceptional contributions to journalism and literature.  Prizes for music and photography were added in the early 1940s.

The Constitution Center's Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs is a moving exposition of prize-winning images from the past 70 years.

Tom Gralish, a staff photographer for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News won a Pulitzer for photography in 1986 for his series for the Inquirer Magazine featuring homeless people on the city's streets.  The photos in the National Constitution Center exhibition, he says, are iconic, historical images and beautifully crafted works of journalism.

Listen to Jim's interview with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Tom Gralish

Capture the Moment, at the National Constitution Center until December 31, 2013 includes every winner since the Pulitzer board began awarding the photography prize in 1942.