PULITZER PRIZES 2016 CENTENNIAL CAMPFIRES INITIATIVE
PULITZER PRIZES 2016 CENTENNIAL CAMPFIRES INITIATIVE
Humanities Guåhan presented Art + Journalism - Manny Crisostomo, 40 Years of Images, an exhibit and complementary programs highlighting the career of the Guam’s sole Pulitzer Prize winner - multimedia photojournalist Manny Crisostomo. The exhibit opened on September 15 and ran through October 29, 2016 at an alternative exhibit space at the Agana Shopping Center. Art + Journalism included over 150 photographs, representing some of the best of Manny’s exceptional and diverse body of work spanning the past forty years.
Manny won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1989 for a special section in the Detroit Free Press, “A Class Act, The Life and Times of Southwestern High School,” which documented student experiences and the dynamics of an inner-city high school. His series entitled, “The Leftover People,” chronicled the last wave of Hmong refugees making their way from Thailand to Sacramento, and won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for the Disadvantaged in international photography in 2005. Manny’s multimedia four-part series on childhood obesity, “The Weight,” followed three students at the nation’s first weight loss boarding school, and earned Manny the McClatchy President’s Award as well as an EPPY Award in 2007. The exhibit celebrated these three award-winning works as well as Manny’s early work, his iconic images of Guam and Micronesia, Legacy of Guam: I Kustumbren Chamoru, Latte Magazine, and more recent works, including images taken in Guam during the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts.
In 2015, in honor of the 100th anniversary of The Pulitzer Prizes, Humanities Guåhan received a grant from The Pulitzer Prize Campfires Initiative to develop and present Art + Journalism. The Campfires Initiative aims to ignite broad engagement with the journalistic, literary, and artistic values that the Prizes represent. The Pulitzer Prize Board partnered with the Federation of State Humanities Councils on the initiative and awarded more than $1.5 million to forty-six state humanities councils to engage communities in discussion about the values these disciplines represent.
Check out the links below to view videos, photographs, and articles about this groundbreaking project. Through this exhibit and programs, Humanities Guåhan created a space to engage the local community with great journalism, art and history, to deepen an understanding of their value. The project exposed younger audiences to Manny’s outstanding career and its influence locally, regionally and nationally. Video highlights were shot and edited by Edgar Flores and John Leon Guerrero.
To learn more about the Federation of State Humanities Councils, please visit www.statehumanities.org. To learn more about The Pulitzer Prizes Campfires Initiative, visit http://www.pulitzer.org/centennial.
Connecting With Your Creative Soul – Lecture by Manny Crisostomo
In partnership with the University of Guam, Humanities Guåhan hosted a lecture by Manny entitled, “Connecting With Your Creative Soul,” on Wednesday, September 2, 2016 at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Lecture Hall, in Mangilao, Guam. The presentation included an introduction by Dr. Robert Underwood, President of the University of Guam.
Humanities Guåhan hosted a conversation with Manny and local aspiring, novice, and professional photographers on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at their headquarters in Hagatna, Guam. Manny led the conversation focusing on both technical and creative aspects of photography, while participants shared their experiences and sources of inspiration.
Photojournalism and Social Justice
Manny hosted a tour with social justice students from the University of Guam on September 19 and September 26, 2016 at the Agana Shopping Center and focused on his series, “The Leftover People.” The students reflected on this and several other works, and discussed the ways in which photojournalism and media bring light to important social justice issues. The discussion included reflection on “The Leftover People,” as well as “A Class Act: the Life and Times at Southwestern High School,” Latte Magazine, and Legacy of Guam – I Kustumbren Chamoru.
Women in Journalism Panel Discussion
Humanities Guåhan partnered with Guam Community College to present a special panel discussion, Women in Journalism, with Patti Arroyo, Mar-Vic Cagurangan, Jayne Flores, and Sabrina Salas Matanane. The event took place on Tuesday, October 25, at the Guam Community College Library Training Room.
Humanities Guåhan partnered with Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) to present a Filmmakers Roundtable, with Don and Kel Muña, Cara Flores Mays, Bernadette Provido Schumann, Clynt Ridgell, Raphael Unpingco, and Michael Lujan Bevacqua. The event took place on Saturday, October 29 at the Agana Shopping Center, Guam. The event was also the closing reception for the exhibit, Art + Journalism - Manny Crisostomo, 40 Years of Images. Discussion focused on the importance of and difference between educational and documentary filmmaking and local news literacy and investigative journalism.
Pulitzer Prizes News Page
Humanities Magazine Article, Summer 2016
View photos of the exhibit and programs