Freelance photojournalist Daniel Berehulak and Chicago Tribune staff photographer E. Jason Wambsgans have been awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes for photography. The prize winners were announced today at Columbia University. Berehulak won the Breaking News Photography prize for his coverage of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drug use and dealing, which was published by The New York Times. This is Berehulak’s second Pulitzer in the past three years. The Australian photographer also won the Feature Photography Pulitzer in 2015 for his coverage of West Africa’s Ebola crisis.
Wambsgans, a staff photographer with the Chicago Tribune, won the feature photography prize for his story about a young boy who survived a shooting. Both awards carry cash prizes of $15,000.
The jury for the photography awards was chaired by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Assistant Managing Editor/Visual Journalism Sherman Williams, and included photographers David Hume Kennerly and Andrea Bruce, Minneapolis Star Tribune Director of Photography Deb Pastner, and Portland Press Herald photo editor Michele McDonald.