The 1997 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Spot News Photography

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For a distinguished example of spot news photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence or an album, Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Awarded to Annie Wells of The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif., for her dramatic photograph of a local firefighter rescuing a teenager from raging floodwaters.

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Annie Wells holds her 1997 Pulitzer Prize Award for Spot News Photography in front of Columbia University's Low Library.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Corinne Dufka of Reuters for her chilling photograph of the execution of a Liberian prisoner on the streets of Monrovia, and Alexander Zemlianichenko of the Associated Press for his photograph of Russian President Boris Yeltsin dancing at a rock concert during his campaign for re-election. (Originally submitted in Feature Photography and returned by the Board to that category.)