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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 Patrick Farrell of The Miami Herald for his provocative, impeccably composed images of despair after Hurricane Ike and other lethal storms caused a humanitarian disaster in Haiti.


    (Citation for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Breaking News Photography.)


    More on the issue of 'Despair' and the photojournalist.

    Powerful, moving, Hieronymous Bosch with a camera.

    "The market wants a Leica to be a Leica: the inheritor of tradition, the subject of lore, and indisputably a mark of status to own."
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    Re: Despair

    very sad, very powerful images, total absence of hope.
    brought tears to my eyes...

    thanks for posting.

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    Dear God

    And we sit here worried about whether we can afford a new lens for the M cameras.

    The emotion in Patrick's voice was, in itself, so compelling.

    These images evoke this response from me: "There but for the grace of God am I." Thank you dear Lord for my blessings and those around me." Please grant grace to the people of Haiti who endure such endless suffering.

    Woody

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    Re: Despair

    Thank you.

    And thank you for your comments as well, Woody.

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    Re: Despair

    Hi John,

    Thank you for sharing this. Powerful photography of a truly desperate situation.

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    Unless one has been on the receiving end of something similar, only photos like Patrick's can get one close to understanding. Dreadful!
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