The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced. And like every year, stories in two photography-related categories have been awarded: the Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography. Winners of both categories won the awards for moving stories from different parts of the world, and you can read more and see the images below.
Breaking News Photography
The award in the Breaking News photography was awarded to the Photography Staff of Reuters. They submitted a vivid and startling visual narrative of the urgency, desperation, and sadness of migrants as they journeyed to the U.S. from Central and South America.
Here are the winning images, but before you scroll down, keep in mind that some of them are very graphic in nature. You can view the entire gallery and read more here.
Other finalists in this category were Noah Berger, John Locher and Ringo H.W. Chiu of Associated Press. They were nominated for devastating images that chronicled the historic 2018 fire season in California. The Photography Staff of Associated Press were also the finalists for their images that chronicled clashes between Palestinians and Israelis in the Gaza Strip.
The first place in the Feature photography category was awarded to Lorenzo Tugnoli of The Washington Post. He won the award for his brilliant photo storytelling of the tragic famine in Yemen, shown through images in which beauty and composure are intertwined with devastation. His series of images was moved by the jury from Breaking News Photography, where it was originally entered.
Take a look at the winning photos below. You can view the entire gallery and read more here, and once again, be aware that some of them contain graphic content:
Nominated as finalists in this category were: Craig F. Walker of The Boston Globe for superb photography and sophisticated visual storytelling that brought understanding to the story of a young boy living with a complex developmental disability; and Maggie Steber and Lynn Johnson of National Geographic for a compelling, dignified photo narrative that provided an intimate look at the youngest face transplant recipient in the U.S.
The winners of both categories were awarded $15,000 each. You can see the winning galleries, as well as the finalists’ images on the Pulitzer Prize website.
[image credits: photos were taken by respective photographers/organizations and used with permission from the Pulitzer Prize organization]