The Pulitzer Awards Committee announced the 2017 edition winners. Created one hundred years ago in 1917, the Pulitzer Prize consists of twenty-one prizes, in wide-range categories among journalistic reporting, satirical drawings , literature or photography. Two photographic prizes are attributed, each winners gaining a $ 10,000 grant.
The Breaking News Photography Award was given to Daniel Berehulak. His photograph a victim lying in an alley, taken in the Philippines shows a victim among thousands of the murderous anti-drug campaign led by the Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte. This picture is taken from the series They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals.
The Feature Photography Award was given photography was given to E. Jason Wambsgang. Illustrating a Washington Post article on the life of Tavon Tanner, a Chicago child who survived a shootout, Wambsgang gave a great insight in the everyday life and intimacy of Chicago’s families affected by urban violence. He has documented their lives for several years now.