This book offers readers a dramatic visual chronicle of our times.
These are unforgettable moments in history-five Marines raising the US flag in
Iwo Jima in 1945, Babe Ruth's final salute to Yankee stadium in 1949,
Lee Harvey Oswald wincing in pain as he is shot in 1964, President Ronald Reagan
being tackled into his limousine after the 1982 assassination attempt. Captured by
the lenses of top photographers, these 98 Pulitzer Prize winning photographs-combined with photo-timelines-paint a dramatic and memorable montage of each year, from World War II to the last days of the 20th Century.
Etched with emotion, fury and passion, each photograph transports the reader back in time to cry with the victims or cheer with the heroes. A detailed narrative along with the timeline that pictures and notes the most significant events of each year fills in the historical background, the photographer's thoughts, the events leading up to the captured moment as well as the aperture opening and shutter speed.
All photographs are rendered in duotone or full color, producing
clear and crisp images.
|Publisher:||Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||10.18(w) x 11.61(h) x 1.14(d)|
About the Author
Hal Buell is a veteran photo editor who worked on assignment in more than thirty-five countries, and headed the Associated Press Photo Service for twenty-five years, supervising an international staff of 300 photographers. He is the author of more than a dozen books on news photography, including Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue, the story of Iwo Jima flag raising. He lives in Douglaston, New York.
Table of Contents
THE LARGE-FORMAT CAMERA AND THE EARLY PULITZERS
THE SMALL CAMERA AND THE VIETNAM AND CIVIL RIGHTS PULITZERS
A NEW KIND OF PULITZER: THE PICTURE STORY
COLOR AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND THE AFRICA PULITZERS