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Pulitzer Winners In Photography Announced Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

4 May 2020

Among the Pulitzer Prizes announced today were two photography honors in the categories of Breaking News and Feature Photography, each of which carry awards of $15,000.


The Photography Staff of Reuters was awarded the Pulitzer for Breaking News.

Reuters. A woman looks out from the window of a residence as tens of thousands of demonstrators march through Hong Kong, China on Oct. 20, 2019, demanding autonomy and for its leaders to step down weeks after the formal withdrawal of an extradition bill.

The citation read:

For wide-ranging and illuminating photographs of Hong Kong as citizens protested infringement of their civil liberties and defended the region’s autonomy by the Chinese government.

Nominated as finalists in Breaking News Photography in 2020 were:

Tom Fox of The Dallas Morning News for coverage of a would-be shooter outside Dallas's Earle Cabell Federal Building, which houses federal courts, photographed at great personal risk.

Dieu Nalio Chery and Rebecca Blackwell of the Associated Press for images from Haiti, conveying the horrors of lynching, murder and human rights abuses as the country wrestles with ongoing unrest.


Channi Anand, Mukhtar Khan and Dar Yasin of Associated Press won the Pulitzer for Feature Photography.

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Associated Press. Kashmiri Muslim devotees offer prayer outside the shrine of Sufi saint Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Photo by Mukhtar Khan.

The citation read:

For striking images of life in the contested territory of Kashmir as India revoked its independence, executed through a communications blackout.

Nominated as finalists in Feature Photography in 2020 were:

Mary F. Calvert, freelance photographer, for work published by The New York Times and Yahoo News that look intimately at male sexual assault survivors in the armed forces, and the lasting effects of trauma on them and their families.

Erin Clark of The Boston Globe for respectful and compassionate photography of a working Maine family as it falls into homelessness and finds new housing, albeit precarious.

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