The 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Breaking News Photography

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For a distinguished example of breaking news photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence or an album, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

Awarded to Alan Diaz of Associated Press for his photograph of armed U.S. federal agents seizing the Cuban boy Elián Gonzalez from his relatives' Miami home.


Columbia University President George Rupp (left) presents Alan Diaz with the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Chris Gerald (a pseudonym) of Agence France-Presse for his photograph of a Palestinian youth triumphantly raising his bloodstained hands after two Israeli soldiers were killed, and Rachel Ritchie of The Providence Journal for her photograph of an armed man who shot four people at a local street fair.