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The Pulitzer Prizes for 2008 were announced yesterday, including the awards for the two photo categories. The prize for Breaking News in Photography went to Adrees Latif of Reuters for his image of a wounded Japanese journalist lying in front of a Burmese soldier during riots in Myanmar last September (above). The Japanese journalist, Kenji Nagai, later died.
The Pulitzer for Feature Photography was awarded to Preston Gannaway of the Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor. Gannaway spent months photographing a local woman, Carolynne St. Pierre, who had terminal cancer (below). After the woman’s death, Gannaway continued to photograph her family as grieved.
Latif, 34, was born in Pakistan and lived with his family in Saudi Arabia being immigrating to Texas in 1980. He worked with the Houston Post before joining Reuters.
Gannaway, 30, has worked for the Concord Monitor since 2003. A native of North Carolina, she began her career with the Coalfield Progress in rural southwest Virginia. She also interned at the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Bangor (Maine) Daily News.–David Schonauer