Los Angeles Times photographer Barbara Davidson won the Pulitzer for a series of images including this one of Erica Miranda, 10, who was shot three times while playing basketball outside her home in Compton, Calif. Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times/Associated Press
Montreal-born Barbara Davidson, a photographer working for the Los Angeles Times, is among the winners of Pulitzer Prizes announced Monday.
She won the feature photography award for a series of images about victims of street violence in Los Angeles. Davidson spent nearly two years gaining the trust of insular communities such as South Los Angeles, Compton and Watts before taking striking images of those who were shot, many of them innocent victims.
This is Davidson’s second Pulitzer — she won for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina when she worked for the Dallas News.
There are seven Pulitzer Prizes for drama, music and letters and 14 for journalism, although the award for breaking news was not given this year. The award is administered by Columbia University and comes with $10,000 US.