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AP's Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzer Prize is American journalism's most prestigious honor. We’ve won 52 Pulitzer Prizes, including 31 for photography, since the award was established in 1917 by publisher Joseph Pulitzer to recognize outstanding achievement in journalism.

2016: AP won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its international investigation of the fishing industry in Southeast Asia that freed more than 2,000 slaves and traced the seafood they caught to supermarkets and pet food providers across the U.S. The investigative reporting was led by Esther Htusan, Robin McDowell, Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza. 

2013: Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen won for Breaking News Photography, as seen in gripping images of the Syrian civil war.

2012: Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Chris Hawley and Eileen Sullivan won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for their months-long series outlining the New York Police Department's surveillance of minority communities since the 9/11 terror attacks. Read more about the series.

2007: Oded Balilty won for Breaking News Photography, for his photo showing a Jewish settler struggling with an Israeli security officer during a clash that erupted as authorities evacuated the West Bank settlement outpost of Amona.

2005: Bilal Hussein, Karim Kadim, Brennan Linsley, Jim MacMillan, Samir Mizban, Khalid Mohammed, John B. Moore, Muhammad Muheisen, Anja Niedringhaus, Murad Sezer and Mohammed Uraibi won for Breaking News Photography, for a stunning photo series on a year of bloody combat inside Iraqi cities.

2001: Alan Diaz won for Breaking News Photography, for his photo of a federal agent in riot gear during a pre-dawn raid in Miami, confronting a man holding Elian Gonzalez in a closet.

2000: Sang-Hun Choe, Charles J. Hanley, Martha Mendoza and Randy Herschaft, won for Investigative Reporting, for “The Bridge at No Gun Ri,” a package of stories reporting the mass killings of South Korean civilians by American troops at the start of the Korean War.

1999: J. Scott Applewhite, Roberto Borea, Khue Bui, Robert F. Bukaty, Ruth Fremson, Greg Gibson, Ron Heflin, Charles Krupa, Wilfredo Lee, Dan Loh, Joe Marquette, Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Doug Mills, Stephan Savoia and Susan Walsh won for Feature Photography, for a series of pictures of the events surrounding President Clinton's impeachment.

1999: Sayyid Azim, Jean-Marc Bouju, Dave Caulkin, Brennan Linsley, John McConnico and Khalil Senosi won for Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures after the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

1997: Alexander Zemlianichenko won for Feature Photography, for his photo of Russian President Boris Yeltsin dancing at a rock concert in Rostov before elections.

1996: Charles Porter IV won for Spot News Photography, for his photo of a fireman cradling an infant victim of the Oklahoma City bombing.

1995: Mark Fritz won for International Reporting, for reports on the ethnic violence in Rwanda.

1995: Javier Bauluz, Jean-Marc Bouju, Jacqueline Arzt Larma and Karsten Thielker won for Feature Photography, for photos of the ethnic violence in Rwanda.

1993: J. Scott Applewhite, Richard Drew, Greg Gibson, David Longstreath, Doug Mills, Marcia Nighswander, Amy Sancetta, Stephan Savoia, Reed Saxon and Lynne Sladky won for Feature Photography, for a series of pictures from the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign.

1992: Olga Shalygin, Liu Heung Shing, Czarek Sokolowski, Boris Yurchenko and Alexander Zemlianichenko won for Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures on the attempted coup in the Soviet Union and the collapse of the Communist regime.

1991: Greg Marinovich won for Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures showing the brutal killing of a man believed to be a Zulu Inkatha supporter in South Africa.

1983: Bill Foley won for Spot news Photography, for a series of pictures of victims and survivors of the massacre of Palestinians in a refugee camp in Beirut.

1982: Saul Pett won for Feature Writing, for a series of stories on the bureaucracy of the federal government.

1982: Ron Edmonds won for Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures showing the attempted assassination of President Reagan.

1978: J. Ross Baughman won for Feature Photography, for a series of pictures showing white Rhodesian soldiers beating and torturing black nationalist guerrillas.

1977: Neal Ulevich won for Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures showing bloody fighting between police and left-wing students in Bangkok, Thailand.

1977: Walter R. Mears won for National Reporting, for reports on the 1976 presidential campaign and election.

1974: Anthony K. Roberts won for Spot News Photography, for his picture sequence made during an alleged kidnapping attempt in Hollywood.

1974: Slava (Sal) Veder won for Feature Photography, for a picture of a U.S. Air Force officer being greeted by his family after being held a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

1973: Huynh Cong (Nick) Ut won for Spot News Photography, for a picture of a Vietnamese girl fleeing in terror after a napalm attack.

1972: Horst Faas and Michel Laurent won for Spot News Photography, for a series of pictures of tortures and executions in Bangladesh.

1970: Steve Starr won for Spot News Photography, for a picture of armed black students emerging after their 36-hour occupation of a Cornell University building.

1969: Edward (Eddie) Adams won for Spot News Photography, for a picture of Vietnamese Brig. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner on a Saigon street.

1967: Jack Thornell won for Photography, for a picture of James Meredith falling after being hit by a shotgun blast near Hernando, Miss.

1966: Peter Arnett won for International Reporting, for war reports from Vietnam.

1965: Horst Faas won for Photography, for photos from Vietnam.

1964: Malcolm Browne won for International Reporting, for war reports from Vietnam, including the overthrow of the Diem regime.

1962: Paul Vathis won for Photography, for a picture of President Kennedy and former President Eisenhower walking at Camp David following an unsuccessful 1961 Cuban invasion.

1961: Lynn Heinzerling won for International Reporting, for reports on the early stages of the Congo crisis and analysis of other African events.

1958: Relman Morin won for National Reporting, for reports on school desegregation rioting at Little Rock.

1954: Mrs. Walter M. Schau won for Photography, for a photo of a thrilling rescue in Redding, Calif.

1953: Don Whitehead won for National Reporting, for a story on President-elect Eisenhower's secret trips to Korea.

1952: John Hightower won for International Reporting, for reporting of international affairs.

1951: Max Desfor won for Photography, for a picture of Korean War refugees in flight over ruins of a Taedong River bridge.

1951: Relman Morin and Don Whitehead won for International Reporting, for war reports from Korea.

1947: Eddy Gilmore won for Telegraphic Reporting (International), for news reports from Russia, especially an interview with Joseph Stalin.

1947: Arnold Hardy won for Photography, for his photo of a girl leaping to death in a hotel fire.

1945: Hal Boyle won for Correspondence, for columns and stories from the North African and European war theaters.

1945: Joe Rosenthal won for Photography, for a picture of Marines raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima.

1944 Frank Filan won for Photography, for a photo of a destroyed Japanese bunker on the central Pacific atoll of Tarawa.

1944: Daniel De Luce won for Telegraphic Reporting (International), for stories on the partisan resistance against the Nazis in Yugoslavia.

1943: Frank Noel won for Photography, for a photo of a survivor of a torpedoed ship begging for water from his lifeboat.

1942: Larry Allen won for Telegraphic Reporting (International), for stories on the activities of the British Mediterranean Fleet and on the bombing of the British aircraft carrier Illustrious.

1939: Louis Lochner won for Correspondence, for news reports from Nazi Germany.

1937: Howard Blakeslee and four other science writers won for reporting on the Harvard Tercentenary Celebration.

1933: Francis Jamieson won for Reporting, for coverage of news of the kidnapping of the infant son of Charles Lindbergh.

1922: Kirke L. Simpson won for Reporting, for a series of stories on the burial of "The Unknown Soldier."

 

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