The 2002 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 The New York Times Staff for its consistently outstanding photographic coverage of the terrorist attack on New York City and its aftermath.


Columbia University President George Rupp presents Ruth Fremson, of The New York Times, with the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Thomas E. Franklin of The Record, Hackensack, New Jersey, for his memorable photograph of three firefighters raising an American flag amidst the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers, and Tyler Hicks and James Hill of The New York Times for their comprehensive portfolio of dramatic yet humane images from the war in Afghanistan.