2015 Pulitzer Photographers Captured Ebola in Africa and Anger in Ferguson

EBOLA OUTBREAK IN LIBERIA

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today, and the photographers that were awarded with journalism’s highest honor were freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak of the New York Times and the photography staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Feature Photography

EBOLA OUTBREAK

Daniel Berehulak won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for best Feature Photography for his “courageous photographs of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.” Berehulak spent weeks in the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, putting his own health on the line to share images from the front line in the battle against the disease.

In nominating Berehulak for the prize, the New York Times wrote in its cover letter that Berehulak had spent four long months on the project, often cloaked in full-body protective gear in the searing African heat, and once even having a scare when a spray of unknown fluids landed in his mouth and eye.

“These photos of Ebola and its impact are not easily forgotten,” the Times writes. “We very proudly nominate Daniel Berehulak for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.” You can find a selection of the winning photos here.

Breaking News Photography

Ferguson Protests

The Pulitzer organization awarded the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photography Staff the 2015 Pulitzer for best Breaking News Photography for its “powerful images of the despair and anger in Ferguson, Missouri, stunning photojournalism that served the community while informing the country.” The winning photos can be viewed here.

Photos of Prize Announcements

Many of the newspapers that won Pulitzer Prizes today shared photos of their journalists being honored for their accomplishments in their respective newsrooms:

You can find the entire list of this year’s winners here.


Image credits: Ebola photos by Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times, and Ferguson photos by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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