2010 Pulitzer Prizes for Photography
New York, NY, April 13, 2010 /PN - Pulitzer/ The 94th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced.
The photography award in Breaking News Photography have gone to Mary Chind of The Des Moines Register for her photograph of the heart-stopping moment when a rescuer dangling in a makeshift harness tries to save a woman trapped in the foaming water beneath a dam.
Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Staff of the Associated Press for its unforgettable images that take viewers to the frontlines of America’s war in Afghanistan, recording a range of scenes and emotions, from mirth to pain and sorrow, and Staff of the New York Daily News for its compelling and remarkably complete photo coverage of the miraculous landing of a US Airways jetliner in the Hudson River off Manhattan without loss of life.
Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post was awarded the Feature Photography prize for for his intimate portrait of a teenager who joins the Army at the height of insurgent violence in Iraq, poignantly searching for meaning and manhood.
Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Mary F. Calvert, freelance photojournalist, for her courageous work published in The Washington Times that vividly documents how rapes, by the tens of thousands, have become a weapon of war in Congo, and Robert Cohen of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for his sensitive portrayal of homeless suburban families camping in motels during the recession, often recording memorable emotional moments.
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