Earlier this year, it was pointed out that his work went overlooked in the World Press Photo contest, where 1 in 5 finalists were disqualified for approaching some unacceptable level of post-processing.
Like most newspapers in the United States, the Post Dispatch — which was founded by Joseph Pulitzer — has suffered budget cuts and staff reductions over the last 20 years. The photography department, which once numbered 20 to 30 staff members in the 1990s, now has fewer than a dozen
Mr. Berehulak, a freelance photographer who works mostly for the Times, has spent four months since August covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. As he covered the story’s full arc, he took few breaks and many precautions.
On Monday afternoon, a few hours after winning a Pulitzer for breaking news photography with the photo staff at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson went right back to work. Earlier, there was a little champagne and a cake that went uncut for while. The newsroom was proud of the win, Carson said, but it’s hard to celebrate something that started with a young man losing his life.
Awarded to Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer, The New York Times, for his gripping, courageous photographs of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Awarded to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photography Staff for powerful images of the despair and anger in Ferguson, MO, stunning photojournalism that served the community while informing the country.
Kevin Frayer, a freelance photographer who works for Getty News in China, has won the 2015 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award. Diana Markosian, 25, was selected for the fund’s emerging photojournalist award.
When photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed in Libya four years ago, he left behind a legacy of award-winning images that continue to inspire photographers today. “It’s the kind of work that so many of our generation of photographers would aspire to do,” says Kevin Frayer, a Canadian photojournalist. “He was prolific in his excellence.”
Formerly known as PhotoPhilanthropy, Catchlight sponsors the Activist Awards to recognize photographic excellence in service of NGOs addressing a variety of social issues.
Congratulations to Antoine Bruy for his Project Launch Juror’s Award from CENTER. Antoine’s thirteen-year project, Scrublands, documents those living on the fringe.
Awarded annually since 1925 “to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions” the Guggenheim is one of the most prestigious awards of its kind.
A Hasselblad dangling from his neck, Ishikawa captures portraits from his daily life: the marginalized, the poor, the homeless, drug addicts, transexuals. They occupy the lowest rung in a deeply hierarchical society.
ATHENS, GA (April 7, 2015) – Today the National Press Photographers Association announced the winners of the NPPA’s Short Grants. This year’s winners are Preston Gannaway, Stephen Reiss, Brendan Hoffman, Michael Forster Rothbart, Pete Marovich, and Richard Tsong-Taatarii. The photographers will be awarded $6,000 USD to further or complete a community photography story.
ATHENS, OH (April 2, 2015) – Mary Cooney of the Los Angeles Times is the National Press Photographers Association’s Best Of Photojournalism 2015 Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year (Individual).
ATHENS, OH (March 31, 2015) – Jahi Chikwendiu of The Washington Post was today named the National Press Photographers Association’s Best Of Photojournalism 2015 Photojournalist of the Year (Large Markets) and Jerry Wolford of the News & Record in Greensboro, NC, was selected as the Photojournalist of the Year (Small Markets).
ATHENS, GA (March 25, 2015) – Getty Images photojournalist John Moore has won Picture of the Year in the 11th annual China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) contest for his image, “Ebola Overwhelms Liberian Capital.”
The award, created by the International Women’s Media Foundation, recognized Ms. Levine’s work in Gaza. While she has covered three wars in the last five years and is intimately familiar with both sides, she says she had never seen this level of violence or hatred.
“I think it’s the highest honor I’ve ever experienced in my career,” says American photographer Heidi Levine, the first recipient of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. “Yet, at the same time, I really feel heartbroken because of the circumstances in which this award was created.”