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16 April 2018

Among the Pulitzer Prizes announced today were two photography honors in the categories of Breaking News and Feature Photography, each of which carry awards of $10,000.


Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va., was awarded the Pulitzer for Breaking News.

Ryan Kelly. A vehicle plows into a group of protesters marching along 4th Street NE at the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on the day of the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

The citation read:

For a chilling image that reflected the photographer's reflexes and concentration in capturing the moment of impact of a car attack during a racially charged protest in Charlottesville, Va.

Kelly was a staff photojournalist at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville for four years, from 2013 to 2017. The Unite the Right rally and its aftermath marked his final assignment at the newspaper, before he and his wife moved to Richmond. Kelly, 31, continues to cover news and sports in both Richmond and Charlottesville as a freelancer.

Ivor Prickett, a freelance photographer for The New York Times was the sole other finalist, cited "for heartbreaking and frightening images that brought a fresh approach to classic war photography and gave an intimate view of the impact on shell-shocked survivors of what ISIS left behind in Mosul and Raqqa."


The Photography Staff of Reuters won the Pulitzer for Feature Photography after their entry was moved by the board from the Break News category in which it was entered.

Reuters. Rohingya refugees cross the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017.

The citation read:

For shocking photographs that exposed the world to the violence Rohingya refugees faced in fleeing Myanmar.

Other finalists with their citations for the award included:

Kevin Frayer, freelance photographer, Getty Images. "For profoundly moving and historic pictures that portrayed Rohingya Muslims with dignity and grace as they fled ethnic cleansing in Myanmar."

Meridith Kohut, freelance photographer, The New York Times. "For wrenching images from the streets, homes and hospitals of Venezuela, where government policies have resulted in widespread malnutrition and starvation of children."

Lisa Krantz of San Antonio Express-News. "For intimate, poetic images that captured the vibrant life of a boy born with an incurable, rare disorder, and his physical, spiritual and emotional journey."

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