Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers announced: Photojournalists give a voice to the victims of violence
posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST
The 2017 Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded and the winning photographers this year are a pair of photographers who turned their lenses on violence across the world.
In the Breaking News Photography Award, Daniel Berehulak won for his coverage of the government crackdown, assault and violence on drug dealers and users in the Philippines that resulted from President Rodrigo Duterte’s aggressive antidrug campaign. Berehulak is an accomplished photojournalist from Australia who is currently based in Mexico City. His career has taken him to over 60 countries and he has previously received a Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for his coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and was a finalist in 2011 for his 2010 coverage of flooding in Pakistan.
Berehulak’s 2017 prize-winning work was captured over a span of 35 days and includes photographs of 57 homicides at 41 separate crime scenes perpetrated by vigilantes inspired by Duterte’s “kill them all” mandate. Berehulak worked with Rica Concepcion, a verteran Filipino journalist and local fixer. The interactive article and images that Berehulak created for the New York Times is insightful, informative and graphic. The images are visually powerful and emotionally disturbing.