Saturday, March 20, 2021

PULITZER PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZES


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The Pulitzer and World Press Photos of the Year, continued . . . 

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Pulitzer Prizes for Photography:

Between 1942 and 1967 a Pulitzer Prize for Photography was awarded for photojournalism, that is, for photographs telling a news story. In 1968 that award was replaced by awards in two new categories:
  • the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography (photography in the nature of breaking news, as it has been called since 2000); and
  • the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography (human interest and matters associated with new items).


World Press Photo of the Year:

From 1955 World Press Photo has awarded prizes for the best photographs in 10 categories, with an overall award for the image that "... is not only the photojournalistic encapsulation of the year, but represents an issue, situation or event of great journalistic importance, and does so in a way that demonstrates an outstanding level of visual perception and creativity".

The photographs are interesting not only in their own right but for being windows on history.

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Award: 
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography

Year: 
1993

Photographer: 
Ken Geiger and William Snyder, Dallas Morning News

Photograph(s):
Photographs of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Photographers:

William Snyder:


Four-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editor William Snyder is a professor and Chair of the Photojournalism Program at his alma mater, the Rochester Institute of Technology.

After graduating from RIT in 1981 Snyder joined The Miami News and two years later moved to the photography staff of The Dallas Morning News. During his 15 years as a staff photographer Snyder won three Pulitzers Prizes; the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism in 1989 along with a DMN reporter and artist for their special report on a 1985 airplane crash, the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his pictures of ill and orphaned children living in desperate conditions in Romania and, along with fellow photographer and RIT grad Ken Geiger, the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News photography for their photographic coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.


Ken Geiger:


Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Ken Geiger​ has been a visual and technology industry leader for over 30 years, serving nearly twelve years with National Geographic magazine as Deputy Director of Photography. Before that as Director of Photography for The Dallas Morning News and most recently as Director of Photography for The Nature Conservancy. Ken’s career as a photojournalist has ranged from China to Mexico, war in Burma and Bosnia, terrorism in the Punjab, the 1990 post-Sandinista election in Nicaragua, four Olympic games, and numerous American political conventions.


Gallery:


The USA's Jackie Joyner­ Kersee, of Canoga Park, Calif., walks the track at Olympic Stadium in Barcelona Sunday night after winning the gold medal in the Heptathlon competition during the XXV Summer Olympic Games.


Nelson Diebel exults in his gold medal win in the 100­ meter breaststroke Sunday at the Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. Mr. Deibel's time of 1:01.50 is an Olympic record. (Photo by Ken Geiger/The Dallas Morning News)


U.S. gold medalist Kevin Jackson listens to The Star Spangled Banner as silver medalist Elmadi Zhabrailov cries after Jackson won a controversial decision in the 180.5 ­pound division of freestyle wrestling. Zhrabailov refused to have the silver hung around his neck. (Photo by William Snyder/The Dallas Morning News)


Maria Akraka of Sweden steps on the arm of Britain's Ann Margaret Williams after Williams had fallen in a 1,500 meter qualifier. (Photo by Ken Geiger/The Dallas Morning News)


Matt Scoggin, a 28­-year­-old University of Texas graduate, loses control on a reverse 3 1/2 somersault tuck Tuesday. Scoggin slammed into the water on his back and was credited with no points. He finished 10th out of 12 platform divers. (Photo by Ken Geiger/The Dallas Morning News)


Nelson Diebel exults in his gold medal win in the 100­ meter breaststroke Sunday at the Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. Mr. Deibel's time of 1:01.50 is an Olympic record. (Photo by Ken Geiger/The Dallas Morning News)

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Award: 
Pulitzer Prize for Feature (Human Interest) Photography

Year: 
1993

Photographer: 
Staff of Associated Press,

Photograph(s): 
Portfolio of images drawn from the 1992 presidential campaign

Gallery:


Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton addresses the media as U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy, D-Mass., joins him at a Boston campaign stop the evening of April 28, 1992, the night of the Pennsylvania primary. Clinton’s convincing win in the Keystone State had reinforced his primary lead over former Gov. Jerry Brown.


From the 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning portfolio by AP photographers, President Bush, left, talks with independent candidate Ross Perot as Democratic candidate Bill Clinton stands aside at the end of their second presidential debate in Richmond, Va., Oct. 15, 1992.


Gov. Bill Clinton, sitting with the band, turns out an impressive version "Heartbreak Hotel" as Arsenio Hall gestures approvingly in the musical opening of "The Arsenio Hall Show" taping at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, June 3, 1992. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)AP

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