The Pulitzer Prizes

Barbara Davidson—The Los Angeles Times
Barbara Davidson—The Los Angeles Times
Erica Miranda waits for a bandage change at Long Beach Memorial Children's Hospital. She was shot three times while playing basketball outside her home in Compton, California. This photograph is from the Pulitzer Prize winning series, "Caught in the Crossfire" by the Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times.

The Pulitzer Prizes for photography were announced today at Columbia University in New York. Barbara Davidson from the Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer in feature photography for her series “Caught in the Crossfire“, documenting the victims of gang violence in Los Angeles. The Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography was awarded to Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti of the Washington Postfor their coverage of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti.

Carol Guzy—The Washington Post

Carol Guzy—The Washington Post

Cindy Tersme screams as she searches for her brother amid the rubble of Ecole St. Gerard after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. This image was part of a series of photographs taken by Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti of the Washington Post awarded a Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography.

Finalists in the breaking news photography category were Daniel Berehulak and Paula Bronstein of Getty Images for their photographs of the devastating floods in Pakistan; and Carolyn Cole from the Los Angeles Times for her coverage of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In the feature photography category, the finalists were Todd Heisler of the New York Times, who was recognized for his photographs of a Colombian family carrying a genetic mutation that causes Alzheimer’s disease; and Greg Kahn of The Naples (Fla.) Daily News for his coverage of the recession in Florida.

A full list of winners can be found on the Pulitzer Prize website.

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