Wednesday, May 13, 2015

[Exhibition] Don’t Miss “Capture the Moment”: Pulitzer Prize Photograph Exhibit at Daegu Culture and Arts Center

Don’t Miss “Capture the Moment”: 
Pulitzer Prize Photograph Exhibit at Daegu Culture and Arts Center

If you haven’t been yet, it’s not too late to see the amazing Pulitzer Prize-winning photo exhibit at the Daegu Culture and Arts Center. The exhibit is showing through the end of next weekend, May 17th

Spanning from 1942 through the present day, all of the photographs capture powerful moments throughout our shared histories. Many of the shots encapsulate moments of war and the devastation that ensued. Others caught tense moments of terror or deep emotion. All of the photographs are truly moving in their own way. 

You can sit and watch a couple of short documentaries about the photographs and the photographers who captured them. One, an interview with Bob Jackson about his photo, “Jack Ruby Shoots Lee Harvey Oswald,” depicts the historic moment when JFK’s assassinator is killed by an onlooker while being transported from a Dallas police station. The other, interviews with other photographers about Kevin Carter and his iconic shot of a Sudanese child dying of starvation. Both are fascinating short films.

At the end of the exhibit, a “bonus show” lays out dozens of photos by Max Desfor during the Korean War. The shots capture an important time of recent Korean history.

Tickets for the exhibit are 12,000 won per person. As an English speaker, you are given a guide book with English translations of all the photographs’ accompanying descriptions, as the exhibit only includes Korean descriptions. 

If you understand Korean, you can listen to an audio-guide, either downloaded on your smart phone from your applicable App store or on a device provided by the Center, for 3,000 won. Allow at least two hours to get through the entire exhibit. The center is open from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily.

At the end of the show, there are a number of promotional items you can purchase as well.

Haven’t been to the Culture and Arts Center? Located along the back side of Duryu Park, it gazes out across the lovely Songdang Lake. The Center hosts a number of different performances and art shows each month. It’s a beautiful place for an afternoon stroll.

Location and Hours:
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, daily
201 Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu

How do you get to the Daegu Culture and Arts Center?
On the bus: Take bus 452, 600, 609, 618, 650, 706, or 836 to the Culture and Arts Center stop. Walk around the lake and cross the street to the Center.

**Map courtesy of Daegu Culture and Arts Center,

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