An elderly couple in Spain kissed through plastic film because of COVID-19. An AP photographer just won a Pulitzer for photographing the moment. - Poynter

Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti won the 2021 prize in Feature Photography for his yearlong work in Spain photographing the elderly.

Emilio Morenatti began photographing the elderly in Spain during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, when it was decimating communities throughout Europe, and provided a glimpse into what was happening to the most vulnerable populations internationally for the remainder of the year.

Life Through the Lens of Photojournalist Emilio Morenatti

(Image above copyrighted by Emilio Morenatti) Emilio Morenatti is a photo journalist who has covered various events in Spain, Afghanistan, as well as the Middle East. Not only has he covered the wa…

Emilio Morenatti is a photo journalist who has covered various events in Spain, Afghanistan, as well as the Middle East. Not only has he covered the war and the fall of the Taliban, but he has also been kidnapped by gunman, and lost his left foot after being struck by a roadside bomb on assignment. In 2008 he was named Newspaper Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International. See some of his images below.

In Chaos, a Moment's Repose

Philip Scott Andrews has learned to look for the eye of the hurricane. Emilio Morenatti has been an inspiration.

Philip Scott Andrews, 24, graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2010. He has been an intern at The Associated Press and National Geographic, and is now at the Washington bureau of The New York Times.

A Special Visit for Joao Silva's Recovery

Two photojournalists covering Afghanistan have sustained terrible injuries to their lower limbs from explosive devices. They met on Sunday.Who better to counsel one than the other?

Emilio Morenatti of The Associated Press, who lost his left foot and part of his left leg in August 2009, visited Joao Silva, a contract photographer for The New York Times, at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where Mr. Silva is recovering. He lost both of his legs on Oct. 23 while embedded on a patrol in Kandahar Province.

Emilio Morenatti, Honored and Recovered

Emilio Morenatti will resume his career at The Associated Press, with a top prize from the National Press Photographers Association.

This has been the week for Emilio Morenatti. And, surely, he has earned a good week. On assignment with The Associated Press in southern Afghanistan last August, Mr. Morenatti was badly injured when a vehicle in which he was riding was struck by a roadside bomb. Andi Jatmiko, an A.P. videographer, and two soldiers from the Army’s Fifth Stryker Brigade were also injured in the blast. One of those soldiers crawled out of the vehicle and applied a tourniquet to Mr. Morenatti. All four were then evacuated by helicopter.