The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Breaking News Photography

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Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen

Rodrigo Abd has been a staff photographer for the Associated Press since 2003, based first in Guatemala and now in Peru. Born in Argentina in 1976, Abd covered covered political turmoil in Bolivia in 2003 and Haiti in 2004. He also covered the Venezuelan presidential elections in 2007 and 2011, and the Haitian earthquake in 2010. In 2010, he was twice embedded with US troops in Afghanistan. In 2011 he covered the revolution in Libya and in 2012 he covered the Syrian civil war. He has won multiple awards for his work.

Manu Brabo, born in Spain in 1981, is a freelance photojournalist whose work is focused mainly on social conflicts around the world. Since 2007 he has worked on the impact of natural disasters, political changes, uprisings, revolutions and wars in countries such as Honduras, HaitĂ­, Bolivia, Kosovo, Libya, Egypt, and Syria. He has won multiple awards for his work.

Narciso Contreras is a Mexican freelance photographer whose work focuses on religious communities, human nature and conflicts, the latter being his main focus for the past three years. Born in Mexico City in 1975, Contreras studied philosophy and photography in university, conducted research for many years, and has been a professional photographer for the last five years.

Khalil Hamra is a Palestinian-Egyptian photographer born in Kuwait in 1979 who joined the AP in 2002 based in Gaza. Since 2010 he has been based in Cairo, from where he has covered the Egyptian revolution and the civil war in Syria. In 2009, Hamra was recognized by the Overseas Press Club of America with its Robert Capa Gold Medal for his series covering the war in Gaza. He has won multiple other awards for his work.

Muhammed Muheisen, born in Jerusalem in 1981, is a Jordanian national based in Islamabad as The Associated Press’ chief photographer for Pakistan. He joined the AP in 2001, covering major events in the Middle East, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Iraqi conflict, as well as events in Saudi Arabia, China, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, Syria and France. In 2005 he was a member of the AP team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. He has won multiple awards for his work.