Newspaper photographs can evoke reality with a bite in black and white; historic moments can be caught in living color. The Pulitzer Prize for photography traces a timeline of award-winning photos in Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs, at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence (500 West U.S. Highway 24). The exhibit, on display through January 24, spans the years from 1942 — the year the Pulitzer was first awarded for photography — to 2004 and expresses emotions from the joy of a wartime reunion to the horror of 9/11. There’s another focus, too: the story of how the photographers made their pictures. Capture the Moment is free with regular museum admission, which is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $3 for children ages 6-15. Children younger than 6 get in free. Call 816-268-8200 or see trumanlibrary.org. The museum is open seven days a week; Sunday hours are noon to 5 p.m.

Jan. 1-24, 2010