Pulitzer Center Update

Pulitzer Center Grantees Honored 2013 Pictures of the Year International

Second place in POYi's single portraits category: Marisol Espinoza, a 20-year-old woman from Chiapas, Mexico, in a shelter for deportees and migrants the night after she was deported from the United States. She crossed into the United States and walked through the Arizona desert for six days before she was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol. Image by © Louie Palu/ZUMA. Mexico, 2012.

Jury's special recognition in POYi's best e-book category: Cover of iBook "Voices of Haiti." Cover image by Andre Lambertson.

Finalist in POYi's world understanding award: The head teacher of the local Junior Secondary School grades papers outdoors in Voggu, Northern Region, Ghana on Feb. 18th, 2010. The school provides accommodations for commuting teachers to stay in overnight, but most of them prefer to return to their homes in the nearby city, where there is electricity. As a result, it is a common problem in northern villages that teachers fail to come to class for more than a day or two each week. Image by Peter DiCampo. Ghana, 2010.

Second place in POYi's multimedia issue reporting category: The story of Destaye, a young girl who was married at age 11 and now at age 15 has a child. By Stephanie Sinclair and Jessica Dimmock.

We're proud to announce that a number of our grantees have been recognized in this year's Pictures of the Year International competition. The oldest photojournalism contest in the world, POYi honors the work of documentary photographers as well as magazine, newspaper and freelance photojournalists.

Photojournalist Louie Palu won second place in the single portraits category for an image of a young Mexican woman in a shelter for deportees taken the night after she was deported from the United States. The Pulitzer Center provided Palu with a grant for his reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border, part of the project which Palu conducted as a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow with the New America Foundation.

The Pulitzer Center's "Voices of Haiti" was given the jury's special recognition in the "Best E-books" category of the competition. The book tells the stories of a post-quake Haiti in a mesmerizing presentation that combines the poetry of Kwame Dawes, the prose of Lisa Armstrong, the photography of Andre Lambertson and the music of Kevin Simmonds.

"Life Without Lights," a long-term project by "World Understanding Award." The project focuses on the quarter of humanity living without access to electricity, documenting cases in Ghana, England, the United States and Iraqi Kurdistan. The Pulitzer Center supported DiCampo's project on cocoa production in Ivory Coast, where he collaborated with journalist Austin Merill to produce

Grantee Stephanie Sinclair, along with fellow photographer Jessica Dimmock, placed second in the "Issue Reporting Multimedia" category for their story on Destaye, a young Ethiopian girl who was married at age 11 and now at age 15 has a child. The Pulitzer Center supported Sinclair's related multi-media documentary on child brides, "Too Young to Wed: the Secret World of Child Brides," which won second place last year in the POYi category of "Issue Reporting Multimedia."

View the full list of 2013 winners.