The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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Craig F. Walker


Since the Sept. 11, 2001, Denver Post staff photojournalist Craig F. Walker has covered some of the most important threads of the terror attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., fixing a compassionate lens on the men, women and children tangled then, and now, in the continuing story of geopolitical conflict. He chronicled the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York, the war in Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002, the inauguration of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in 2001, and the deployment of American troops in Kuwait in 2003, and in Iraq in 2005 and 2009.

In 2009, his photo essay "Ian Fisher: American Soldier" won the grand prize in Editor & Publisher's Photos of the Year competition. His honors also include a first-place National Headliners Award in 2002 for a portfolio of work. Walker was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photographer in 2010 as well as the American Society of News Editor Community Photojournalism award, and the Sidney Hillman Foundation prize for Photojournalism and third place Photographer of the Year from the Pictures of the Year International competition.

Walker came to the Post in 1998 from the Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass., where, he chronicled the final six months in the life of a woman with AIDS. He began his career in Massachusetts, at the Marlborough Enterprise.