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  1. 1. Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography
  2. 2. 1968: Toshio Sakai, United Press International,"for his Vietnam War combat photograph, Dreams of Better Times.Photo depicts a scene from a camp of U.S troops in South-Vietnam. Thesoldier in the foreground slept on a pile sand bags while his comrade in thebackground was watching guard. The two troops were of the First AwayDivision and rested after heavy sniper and mortar fire. They were wearingPonchos to stay dry even though the Moonson was pouring ceaselessly.The poncho was versatile: it also kept away the red ants. Anotheradvantage was that an injured soldier in a poncho was easy to pull awayfrom the action. The two troops were taking this rest at the Landing ZoneRufe about 36 miles northeast of Phuc Vinh. The Moonson was just one ofthe obstacles to The American troops which they were not used to andwhich was therefore difficult to handle. With reference to the photographsmessage, the sleeping G.I was perhaps dreaming of a time without rain andwithout war.Feature Photography 1968
  3. 3. 1969: Moneta Sleet Jr. of Ebony magazine,"for his photograph of Martin Luther King Jr.s widow and child, taken at Dr. Kingsfuneral.It has been just five days since a snipers bullet killed the civil rights leader. CorettaScott King has discovered that the pool of journalists covering her husbandsfuneral does not include a black photographer. She sends word: If Moneta Sleet isnot allowed into the church, there will be no photographers.Feature Photography 1969
  4. 4. 1970: Dallas Kinney, Palm Beach Post (Florida),"for his portfolio of pictures of Florida migrant workers, Migration to Misery.In 1969, photojournalist Dallas Kinney began a two and a half month migrationto visually document the men, women and children of migrant farm workers inthe US. Kinney was awarded the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for photojournalism, andthe first annual Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Journalism Award.This was the first Pulitzer award for a series of photographs.Feature Photography 1970
  5. 5. 1972: David Hume Kennerly, United Press International,"for his dramatic photographs of the Vietnam War in 1971.Feature Photography 1972
  6. 6. 1973: Brian Lanker, Topeka Capital-Journal, "for his sequence on child birth,as exemplified by his photograph, Moment of Life.Feature Photography 1973Brian Lanker was a young, single photographer at the Topeka Capital-Journal,intrigued by the Lamaze method of childbirth. It took him six months to find aKansas couple willing to be photographed.Jan. 27, 1972: Lanker was in the delivery room with parents-to-be Lynda andJerry Coburn. During early labor, he said, it was obvious to them that I wasthere. Later on, you have a bunch of doctors and nurses and I was able to blendin. But the photographer was so caught up with the moment and the emotion,he needed a kind of sixth sense to stay focused. Fortunately, yourprofessionalism and artistry take over and allow you to do the work.Tiny Jacki Lynn Coburn arrived, and Lanker captured the incredible moment ababys first breaths, a fathers look, a mothers smile.
  7. 7. 1974: Slava Veder, Associated Press, "for his picture Burst of Joy, whichillustrated the return of an American prisoner of war from captivity in NorthVietnam.Feature Photography 1974One of those POWs is Col. Robert L Stirm of the U.S. Air Force. Stirm was shotdown over Hanoi and badly wounded, his family had waited almost six yearsnot knowing whether they would see him again. A giant C-141 taxis toward thecrowd. The men disembark, alert and solemn in new dress uniforms. Stirm isthe last man off. Briefly, he addresses the crowd, Thank you for thisenthusiastic reception God bless you and God bless America.As Stirm finishes speaking, Veder notices: There was motion. The family hadstarted to run toward him, and thats what caught my eye. Veder raises hiscamera, Stirm sees his children running toward him, Veder clicks the shutter: aburst of joy, captured in one frame. Stirms son remembers: It was just thisoverwhelming feeling, he finally made it back.
  8. 8. 1977: Robin Hood, Chattanooga News-Free Press, "for his photograph of adisabled veteran and his child at an Armed Forces Day parade.Feature Photography 1977By spring 1976 the Vietnam War is over, but the effects are deeply embedded inthe lives of millions. Robin Hood went over as an Army information officer butcame back as a photographer. Eddie Robinson served in Vietnam, too, but thewar took something away from him: his legs.The two veterans cross paths at the Armed Forces Day Parade in Chattanooga,Tenn., on May 15, 1976. Hood is walking along the sidelines, taking pictures forthe Chattanooga News-Free Press. I had just finished photographing a group ofsmall Vietnamese children who had been relocated to Chattanooga as warrefugees and were now watching the parade and waving small American flags.Then Hood sees Robinson, in army fatigues, a rain poncho and a wheelchair.The thought occurred to me that here was a man who had made a supremesacrifice for the freedom of those (Vietnamese) children- Hood releases theshutter. Robinson wistfully watches the parade and protects a child from the rain.
  9. 9. 1978: J. Ross Baughman, Associated Press, "for three photographs fromguerrilla areas in Rhodesia.Feature Photography 1978Ross Baughman wears a military uniform and carries a rifle. He rides theRhodesian back country on horseback. But he is not a soldier. He is aphotographer for The Associated Press.It is 1977. The white Rhodesian government is under intense pressure from thecountrys disenfranchised black majority. Baughman travels with a ruggedcavalry unit. Greys Scouts. Their mission: to seek out anti-government guerrillasand destroy them.The villagers will not give up the guerrillas. So the scouts resort to torture. Theyforce them to line up in push-up stance, Baughman remembers. Theyreholding that position for 45 minutes in the sun. many of them starting to shakeviolently.The soldiers warn that the first man who falls will be taken away. Eventually, thefirst guy fell. They took him around the back of the building, knocked him out andfired a shot into the air. They continued bringing men to the back of the building.The poor guy on the end started crying and going crazy and he finally broke andstarted talking. As it turns out. what he was saying wasnt true, but the scoutswere willing to use it as a lead.Remembers Baughman: It had all the feeling of an eventual massacre. I wasafraid that I might see entire villages murdered.
  10. 10. 1981: Taro Yamasaki, Detroit Free Press,"for his photographs of Jackson StatePrison, Michigan.Feature Photography 1981
  11. 11. 1983: James B. Dickman, Dallas TimesHerald, "for his telling photographs of lifeand death in El Salvador.Feature Photography 1983
  12. 12. 1984: Anthony Suau, The Denver Post, "fora series of photographs which depict thetragic effects of starvation in Ethiopia andfor a single photograph of a woman at herhusbands gravesite on Memorial Day.Feature Photography 1984
  13. 13. Tom Gralish of The Philadelphia Inquirerfor his series of photographs ofPhiladelphias homeless.Feature Photography 1986
  14. 14. Michel duCille of The Miami Herald forphotographs portraying the decay andsubsequent rehabilitation of a housingproject overrun by the drug crack.Feature photography (1988)
  15. 15. Manny Crisostomo of Detroit Free Pressfor his series of photographs. depictingstudent life at Southwestern High School inDetroit.Feature Photography (1989)
  16. 16. David C. Turnley of Detroit Free Press forphotographs of the political uprisings inChina and Eastern Europe.Feature Photography (1990)
  17. 17. William Snyder of The Dallas Morning News for hisphotographs of ill and orphaned children living in subhumanconditions in Romania.Feature Photography (1991)
  18. 18. "Kevin Carter, a free-lance photographer for a picture first publishedin The New York Times of a starving Sudanese girl who collapsedon her way to a feeding center while a vulture waited nearby.Kevin Carters Pulitzer Prize winning photo taken in 1994 during theSudan famine. the picture depicts a famine stricken child beingstalked by a vulture. The child is moving towards a United Nationsfood camp, located a kilometer away.Three months later, and only weeks after being bestowed with thePulitzer prize, Kevin Carter committed suicide.Feature Photography (1994)
  19. 19. A Rwandan child too weak to stand rests his head whilewaiting for a vaccination. Awarded to the Associated PressStaff for its portfolio of photographs chronicling the horror anddevastation in Rwanda.Feature Photography (1995)
  20. 20. Awarded to Stephanie Welsh, a freelancer for her shockingsequence of photos, published by Newhouse News Service, of afemale circumcision rite in Kenya.Feature Photography (1996)
  21. 21. Awarded to Alexander Zemlianichenko of Associated Press for hisphotograph of Russian President Boris Yeltsin dancing at a rockconcert during his campaign for re-election.Feature Photography (1997)
  22. 22. Awarded to Clarence Williams of Los Angeles Times for his powerfulimages documenting the plight of young children with parentsaddicted to alcohol and drugs.Feature Photography (1998)
  23. 23. Awarded to the Associated Press PhotoStaff for its striking collection ofphotographs of the key players and eventsstemming from President Clintons affairwith Monica Lewinsky and the ensuingimpeachment hearings.Feature Photography (1999)
  24. 24. Awarded to Carol Guzy, Michael Williamson and LucianPerkins of The Washington Post for their intimate andpoignant images depicting the plight of the Kosovo refugees.In this picture, sister Bernadette distributes food from inKukes, Albania. She decided to drive to a refugee campthere because no refugees were coming that day throughthe Morina border crossi


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