The Pulitzer Prizes, an annual award for print journalism and the arts, were announced on Monday. The Los Angeles Times and the New York Times both received two awards each, and the award for fiction went to Jennifer Egan for her novel, “A Visit from the Goon Squad.” Jeffrey Brown has an excerpt from his conversation with Egan. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown speaks with British photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington about his work in Afghanistan, which led to the prize-winning documentary with Sebastian Junger, “Restrepo,” and a new book of photographs called “Infidel.” Continue reading
In 2007 and 2008, British photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington traveled to the Korengal Valley in northeastern Afghanistan to capture images of American soldiers serving in the war — not just in combat, but also relaxing, playing, sleeping. His photographs are now collected as a new book titled “Infidel.”
In 1999, Cynthia Stewart, an amateur photographer and school bus driver in Oberlin, Ohio, was arrested on two felony charges for photographs she’d taken of her eight-year-old daughter, which she tried to have developed at a nearby drugstore. The charges were eventually dropped. The in-between is the subject of a new book by poet Lynn Powell called “Framing Innocence.”
“Destroy This Memory” is a narrative photo series by Richard Misrach comprised of 69 color prints that showcases the graffiti messages scrawled by Katrina victims and rescue workers.
Photographer Richard Misrach went to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina to capture images of the messages people had left on buildings and cars in graffiti when they didn’t have any other way to express themselves. His work is now on display in Houston and New Orleans. Continue reading