Pulitzer Center Update

Marco Vernaschi named finalist in international photo competition

Pulitzer-supported photojournalist Marco Vernaschi was among 10 finalists selected at the Ojo de Pez Award for Human Values, a major international photography competition, for his in-depth examination of the illegal activity within Guinea Bissau, "West Africa's New Achilles' Heel." He and his fellow finalists were chosen from 620 entries.

In October, their work will be showcased in a special issue of OjoDePez magazine. Vernaschi's vivid images of prostitution and drug trafficking in the West African country will also be exhibited throughout Europe in the Fall.