29 Pieces & Sixth Floor Museum present Illusion and Disillusion: A Panel Conversation on Violence and War
Illusion and Disillusion: A Panel Conversation on Violence and War is a powerful community dialogue on the toll of violence and war. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, the event will examine the impact of the Prizes and their continued relevance today.
The special evening will feature five Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers and one winner of the International Women’s Media Foundation Award. These photojournalists have captured indelible images that have shaped our understanding of world events and the continuing impact of these events on the present.
- David Hume Kennerly: 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, for images of the wars in Vietnam and Cambodia. Two years later Kennerly was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s Chief White House Photographer.
- Nick Ut: 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography, for “The Terror of War,” depicting children in flight from a napalm bombing
- Carol Guzy: Won the Pulitzer Prize four times—one of four people to do so, and is the only journalist with that achievement.
- David Leeson: 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, for his coverage of the Iraq War.
- Bob Jackson: Won Pulitzer Prize for Photography in 1964 for his photograph of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby.
- Heidi Levine: Won the International Women’s Media Foundation inaugural Anja Niedringhaus (Pulitzer Prize winner killed in action) courage in photojournalism award for her work in Gaza.
In addition to the panel discussion, the event will feature readings and performances by Dallas artists from Pulitzer Prize-winning books and theatrical productions. The panel will be moderated by Karen Blessen, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of 29 Pieces. Blessen is the first artist to be named as a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.