Daniel Berehulak

2015, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Feature Photography, The New York Times

About him:

Daniel Berehulak, 39, is an award-winning photojournalist who lives between Barcelona and New Delhi, and has visited more than 60 countries covering history-shaping events including the Iraq war, child labor in India, elections in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the aftermath of  the Japan tsunami and the Chernobyl disaster.

He's won other awards as well,  including three World Press Photo awards, the John Faber award and last year, Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International. Before winning the Pulitzer this year, he was a finalist for his coverage of the 2010 Pakistan floods in 2011.

Berehulak started his career as a photographer humbly: shooting sports matches for a man who ran his business from his garage. In 2002, he started freelancing sports photography with Getty Images in Sydney. Soon after, he joined Getty as a staff news photographer in London. Now, he lives in New Delhi as a member of Reportage by Getty Images. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Time Magazine and Der Spiegel, and his work appears worldwide.

About his work:

He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize "for his gripping, courageous photographs of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa."

His work shows the reality of Ebola in West Africa. He focuses on individuals, displaying the humanity of those suffering in the outbreak who often display emotions of grief or distress, at funerals or in hospitals. In contrast, aid workers are shown in HAZMAT suits, working almost clinically to save lives but suggesting a mood that is ominous. In the light of day, these photos don't shy away from showing the details and the problems with conditions and events surrounding the ebola crisis.

Pictures don't work, but are at this website:

MLA Citation - "The 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Feature Photography." The Pulitzer Prizes. Columbia University, 2015. Web. 03 June 2015.

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