2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The 2017 Pulitzer Prizes for photojournalism were announced today at Columbia University in NYC.

The 2017 winners are:

Feature Photography
For a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

E. Jason Wambsgans of Chicago Tribune [click to see the winning work]
For a superb portrayal of a 10-year-old boy and his mother striving to put the boy’s life back together after he survived a shooting in Chicago.

Breaking News Photography
For a distinguished example of breaking news photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).

Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer [click to see the winning work]
For powerful storytelling through images published in The New York Times showing the callous disregard for human life in the Philippines brought about by a government assault on drug dealers and users. (Moved into this category from Feature Photography by the nominating jury.)

[Text above from the Pulitzer website]

Last years (2016) winners were Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times and the photo team at Reuters for breaking news photography. Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe won for feature photography. You can find the full list of 2017 Pulitzer winners here.

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