Brian Lanker won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1972 photographs of natural childbirth, taken when he was a 25-year-old staff photographer on the Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper in Kansas. He went next to the Eugene Register-Guard in Oregon and from there to freelance for the national magazines, LIFE, Sports-Illustrated and The National Geographic, as well as becoming a successful commercial photographer of the Marlboro Man.
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