Daniel Berehulak, a freelance photographer of the New York Times, was selected as winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for his images from the Ebola zone in West Africa. The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch photography staff was recognized for its coverage of the protests following the death of 18-yearold Michael Brown, an unarmed African American shot by a white police Officer.
Berehulak, a three-time World Press Photo winner and a Pulitzer finalist of 2011, remained in an Ebola treatment unit among highly contagious patients. His four month stay in the Ebola zone has been the longest deployment of any photographer.
The Saint Louis Dispatch-Post’s photo staff covered the chaos of the protests and looting in Ferguson, using Wi-Fi technology to get images to the paper’s website and social media outlets in real time.