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2019 Pulitzer Prizes Won by Photos of Migrants and Famine

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The Pulitzer Prize has just announced the winners for 2019. In the area of photography, Reuters’ photography staff won in the Breaking News Photography category for photos of migrants journeying to the US, and photographer Lorenzo Tugnoli of The Washington Post won for his photos of the famine in Yemen.

Breaking News Photography

Reuters’ photographers won the Breaking News Photography prize for “a vivid and startling visual narrative of the urgency, desperation and sadness of migrants as they journeyed to the U.S. from Central and South America.”

Maria Meza, a 40-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, runs away from tear gas with her five-year-old twin daughters Saira Mejia Meza (L) and Cheili Mejia Meza (R) in front of the border wall between the U.S and Mexico, in Tijuana, Mexico on November 25, 2018. (Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters)
Clockwise from top left: Photos by Goran Tomasevic, Adrees Latif, Ueslei Marcelino, and Adrees Latif
Clockwise from top left: Photos by Adrees Latif, Edgard Garrido, Adrees Latif, and Mike Blake

You can view the full gallery of winning photos with captions here.



Feature Photography

Lorenzo Tugnoli of The Washington Post had his photos originally entered in the Breaking News Photography category, but the Pulitzer Prize jury decided to move it to the Feature Photography category and award him the prize for “brilliant photo storytelling of the tragic famine in Yemen, shown through images in which beauty and composure are intertwined with devastation.”

Photos by Lorenzo Tugnoli / The Washington Post
Photos by Lorenzo Tugnoli / The Washington Post
Photos by Lorenzo Tugnoli / The Washington Post

You can view the full gallery of winning photos with captions here.



Both Reuters and Tugnoli win a cash award of $15,000.

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