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6 May 2024

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 $15,000.

Both awards were made to photography staffs this year rather than individuals. We've highlighted a single work in each category but slides show are available on the Pulitzer site.


The Photography Photography Staff of Reuters was awarded the Pulitzer for Breaking News for raw and urgent photographs documenting the Oct. 7 deadly attack in Israel by Hamas and the first weeks of Israel's devastating assault on Gaza.

'Oh, my God!'. A wounded Palestinian girl screams 'Ya Allah,' ('Oh, my God!') as she is brought on a stretcher into Nasser hospital, following Israeli strikes on the Ma'an school, amid the conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Khan Younis located in the southern Gaza Strip, Dec. 5, 2023. (Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa.).

Nominated as finalists in Breaking News Photography in 2024 were:

Adem Altan of Agence France-Presse for a heartbreaking image of a man clutching the hand of his deceased daughter a day after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 50,000 people in Turkey and Syria.

Nicole S. Hester of The Tennessean for a distressing image of a young girl looking out of a school bus in anguish as she is evacuated from the scene of a deadly shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville.


The Photography Staff of Associated Press was awarded the Pulitzer for Feature Photography for poignant photographs chronicling unprecedented masses of migrants and their arduous journey north from Colombia to the border of the United States.

Crossing the Rio Grande. Migrants cross the Rio Grande river into the United States from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez).

Nominated as finalists in Feature Photography in 2024 were:

Hannah Reyes Morales, contributor, The New York Times, for a creative series of photographs documenting a “youthquake” occurring in Africa where, by 2050, the continent will account for one-quarter of the world’s population and one-third of its young people.

Nanna Heitmann, contributor, The New York Times, for illuminating photographs portraying a generation living under President Vladimir Putin’s resurgent nationalism while Russia is at war in Ukraine.

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