The 2006 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, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Staff of The Dallas Morning News for its vivid photographs depicting the chaos and pain after Hurricane Katrina engulfed New Orleans.


Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (left) presents The Dallas Morning News photographers (left to right) Irwin Thompson, Smiley Pool and Michael Ainsworth with the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Carolyn Cole and Brian Vander Brug of the Los Angeles Times for their spellbinding coverage of Israel's emotion-packed withdrawal from Gaza, and Eric Gay of The Associated Press for his multifaceted coverage of the human suffering in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina flooded the city.