Pulitzer Prize Winners For Photography Announced

Posted by David Ozanich — 18 Apr 2011

pulitzer.jpg'The Moment Time Stopped' The quake's epicenter was about 10 miles west of Port-au-Prince, home to as much as a third of the country's population. Survivors piled bodies of the dead outside for weeks after the earth's spasm. Haiti has a troubled history, plagued by poverty and political turmoil. The devastation wrought by nature was yet another profound sorrow for the Haitian heart to endure (Carol Guzy, The Washington Post - January 14, 2010)

The recipients of this year's Pulitzer Prizes were announced today. Winners were named in two categories.

The citation for Breaking News Photography:

For a distinguished example of breaking news photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence or an album, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).


Awarded to Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti of The Washington Post for their up-close portrait of grief and desperation after a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti.

And the citation for Feature Photography:

For a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence or an album, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).


Awarded to Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times for her intimate story of innocent victims trapped in the city's crossfire of deadly gang violence.

An example of the Breaking News Photography from Haiti is seen above. See a slideshow along with biographies of the winners and information on the jury here.

Davidson's feature photography is below and you can learn more about her here.

pulitzer2.jpgA dove is released at the recent memorial service for 5-year-old Aaron Jerel Shannon Jr., who died after he was shot in the head by a stray bullet on Halloween. Shannon had been modeling his new Spider-Man costume in the backyard of his South Los Angeles home. Aaron's father and grandfather, his primary caretakers, are seated at left. Nearly 400 people gathered at the City of Refuge Church in Gardena to say goodbye to the boy (Barbara Davidson, Los Angeles Times- December 29, 2010)

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