OVERVIEW: Guam Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Activities

Presented by:
Humanities Guåhan
Current Initiative: Centennial Campfires National Partner: The Pulitzer Prizes Local Partner: Libraries, Museums, Nonprofits, Other Subject: Art/Photography, Cross-Cultural Understanding, Journalism, Other, Varies Audience: All

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 included six sections and ran from September 15 to October 29, 2016 at an alternative exhibit space at the Agana Shopping Center.   Art + Journalism included more than 150 photographs, representing some of the best of Manny’s exceptional and diverse body of work spanning the past forty years. The six-week visit received nearly 1,200 visitors with more than 600 people attending the programs, for a total audience of 1,800. Exhibit photos can be viewed here.

The six exhibit sections:

  1. Early Years: From Guam to Michigan
  2. The Pulitzer – A Class Act
  3. Homecoming
  4. The Leftover People
  5. The Weight
  6. The Work Continues


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.

Photographer’s Conversation

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.

Filmmakers Roundtable

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.


  • University of Guam
  • Guam International Film Festival
  • Guam Community College
  • Agna Shopping Center


  • Manny Crisostomo, Feature Photography (1989)

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