Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times has been awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for her story on innocent victims of gang violence.
Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti of the Washington Post were awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for their images of the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Both prizes include a $10,000 award. The Pulitzers were announced at Columbia University in New York. Along with this, other finalists were also announced. In the Feature Photography category – Todd Heisler of The New York Times was cited for his photo essay on a Colombia family carrying a genetic mutation that causes early Alzheimer’s; Greg Kahn of The Naples Daily was cited for his study of how recession hit Florida.
The Breaking News category – Getty Images photographers Daniel Berehulak and Paula Bronstein – for their images of people surviving the floods in Pakistan. Carolyn Cole of the Los Angeles Times was named a finalist for images of the effect of the oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico.
The jury for the Pulitzer’s photography prizes was chaired by Nancy Andrews -Managing Editor/digital media, Detroit Free Press. The other jurors were Francisco Bernasconi- Senior director of Photography, Getty Images; Colin Crawford, Deputy Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times; Richard Murphy, Photo Director, Anchorage Daily News; Steve Gonzales, Director of Photography, Houston Chronicle. For the full list of 2011 Pulitzers visit www.pulitzer.org.