(Citation for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Breaking News Photography.)
Featured Comment by Steve Rosenblum: "I have had the opportunity to discuss the personal and ethical issues that come with photojournalism of very difficult subjects (death, war, misery, despair) with Peter Turnley, the eminent photojournalist, when he returned to speak at our alma mater, the University of Michigan Residential College. Peter has had over 40 Newsweek covers during a career that has taken him to almost every news hot spot during the last 30 years, including Haiti. He has spoken about his feelings about photographing such misery, as well as the tension between taking the photographs versus getting personally involved in what is unfolding in front of him.
"I am certain that his explanation is far more lucid than my description of it, but I would summarize it by saying that he has found that the subjects of his photographs nearly universally are grateful to know that at least the world will be able to witness what has befallen them rather than their terrible misfortune occurring without the slightest notice of the world. Moreover, I think that Peter, and his colleagues, feel a great responsibility to be that witness, and frequently risk their lives to accomplish that end.
"Some of you may find the part of this 60 minutes segment about the Turnleys in Haiti at a moment when they became part of the events instead of only recording them, to be of interest."
Featured Comment by Dar Krzywonos: "The poetry of "The Lifeless Body of Five-Year-Old Tamasha Jean" brought to memory James Nachtway's photograph Nicaragua, 1984: