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.
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.