The Pulitzer Prizes

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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.

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.Barbara Davidson—The Los Angeles Times
Jamiel Shaw Sr. kneels before his son's coffin during funeral services. "To see my son lying there dead in a casket to be shot, slaughtered like a dog it makes you want to go out there and just round up everybody that's in a gang and makes you want to be a crime fighter." On the same day as Jas' funeral, 19-year-old Pedro Espinoza was formally charged in the teens slaying. Barbara Davidson—The Los Angeles Times/Reuters
From left, Josue, Katherine, Kevin, Kimberlin and Oscar share a one-bedroom apartment with their mother. Since the shooting, Josue, who is easily frightened, insists on sleeping next to Katherine. Police called Katherine a hero for carrying Josue's limp body inside the house after the shooting. The two have developed a strong bond since that day. Barbara Davidson—The Los Angeles Times/Reuters
Rashaun Williams, 29, weeps with exhaustion after coming home for the first time after being shot and badly wounded by a stray bullet in South Los Angeles. Williams had recently moved from South L.A. to Lancaster to keep her 6-year-old daughter away from gang violence. But Williams returned to South Los Angeles to shop with her mother and was wounded during a gang-related drive-by shooting.Barbara Davidson—The Los Angeles Times/Reuters

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