Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Pulitzers

The 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced this week. They are the highest honors in journalism and the arts, in fields of writing, photography, illustration and music composition. I look forward to them every year, even though I am no longer in the "real" world of journalism. I always go first to the "Breaking New Photography" category. I don't know why, because the images are always so haunting they make me cry. This year's winners are no exception. And as it turns out, the man who won is the son-in-law of a former co-worker. They must be so proud!

If you'd like to see all the winners, here is the link. If you'd like to see Patrick Farrell's breaking news photos, go here (click on the "works" tab), and take a tissue. He documents last season's devastating hurricanes in Haiti. The death and destruction are horrific.

I enjoy laughing and being silly, but when the Pulitzers come out, I am always reminded of the tragedies that are all around us.



msprimadonna67 said...

Powerful and moving photos. Thanks for linking the lists; I also look forward to seeing the prize winners each year.

Debbie said...

I think I would like to go to that link and look around. Thanks!

The Diva on a Diet said...

I'm ashamed to admit that I've never looked at the Pulitzer photos. Must remedy that immediately. Thanks for the linkage, Mom!

Anonymous said...

You're right, Mom. The photographs are haunting and tissue worthy. :-(


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