The NYT won a Pulitzer yesterday for its ongoing coverage of the Afghanistan conflict. Tyler Hicks is their primary photographer. I have followed his coverage daily in the Times. IMHO this guy really gets it. When I see an image ..I know he took it ..yet he is willing to try different things. e.g he used an XPan for an entire series with Tri x. Today I found a new essay..I found it quite moving .look carefully at how his technique adds to the images. A small detail is normally sharp but the rest of the picture almost looks like his lens is fogging up. Like he cleaned up the center but didn t catch the edges.