The 2003 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 Rocky Mountain News Photography Staff for its powerful, imaginative coverage of Colorado's raging forest fires.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (left) presents Barry Gutierrez of the Rocky Mountain News Photo Staff with the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Carolyn Cole of the Los Angeles Times for her extraordinarily intimate depiction of the siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and The Washington Times Photography Staff for its vivid capturing of the events and emotions stirred by the sniper killings in the Washington, D.C., region.