Cyma Rubin and Patrick Farrell
Miami Herald Photographer Patrick Farrell talking to Cyma Rubin, creator of a traveling exhibit featuring Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographers.
In-between interviews Cyma Rubin, curator for the Pulitzer Prize photography exhibit, shares a story with 2009 winner Patrick Farrell.
A Father's Loss
One of the winning images from Farrell's 2009 submission for the Pulitzer Prize. Hurricane Ike had devastated a Haitian village. The father told Farrell she was asleep during the storm when flood waters ravaged his home, sweeping her away.
I remember seeing this photo in the Miami Herald. The shot caused our newsroom and the community to respond.
2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner
Patrick Farrell standing next to three of his photos that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for spot news.
The Image stays with you
Miami Herald Photographer Patrick Farrell says the image of a father kissing his daughter still stays with him today. The father asked him to take the picture. Farrell believes despite his grief the dad wanted the world to see what had happened.
The Photographer didn't save the child
Photographer Kevin Carter took the photo of a starving child in Sudan. He walked away from the scene disturbed. To this date we don't know what happened.
Three months after winning the Pulitzer Carter committed suicide. He was depressed and had voiced how sorry he was for not stepping in to help the child.
Cyma Rubin, Creator of the Capture the Moment Exhibit
History all around us
Curator Cyma Rubin sits in the 2000's section of the exhibit. Of note the World Trade Center (left) and Federal agents taking Elian away in Miami (Directly behind her).
Al Diaz Historic Photo
News crews were camped out at Elian's house on April 22, 2000. But only one photographer got the shot. Associated Press photographer Al Diaz's image would go around the world and win him the Pulitzer.
The Photos tell the story
The saying a picture is a worth a thousand words hold true quite a bit. The images sometimes say what the people in them won't.
A firefighter holds the lifeless body of a little girl killed in the bombing.
The Decade in Photos
From Politics to Peril
The Pulitzer photos span a number of emotions and moments. Some are tragic. Some are funny. Ssome are inspirational.
Capturing your time
The Capture the Moment exhibit is located on the campus of FIU. Organizers hope in addition to the public checking out the exhibit, that students wander in and learn.
Not Enough Space
The exhibit features more than 150 images. With 7 decades of photos they ran out of room to fit all the photos. Four decades including the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's are featured on screens that change images every 30 seconds.