1975 World Press Winner
During a fire in
a Boston apartment building, the fire escape collapses and a
woman falls down with her daughter to the street below.
The woman died at
the scene of impact, but the child survived.
Lull in the Battle
Four exhausted firefighters
in Burien, Washington take a break after battling a
difficult house fire.
Year: 1976 World Press Winner
The Lebanese Civil War
was a multifaceted civil war in Lebanon. The war
lasted from 1975 to 1990 and resulted in an estimated
130,000 to 250,000
civilian fatalities. Approximately one million people (one third of the
were wounded, half of whom were left with lifetime disabilities.
Françoise Demulder captured this award winning
photograph in January of
1976. It shows a group of Palestinian refugees fleeing Beirut.
1977 World Press Winner
Apartheid was a system
of legal racial segregation enforced by the National
Party government in South Africa between 1948 and 1994, under which
rights of the majority black inhabitants of South Africa were curtailed and
minority rule by whites was maintained.
In this famous photograph, Leslie
Hammond captured South African police tear-gassing a group of
in Modderdam, near Cape Town.
Soiling of Old
Year: 1977 Pulitzer
The photograph depicts
a white teenager, Joseph Rakes, about to assault
black lawyer and civil-rights activist Ted Landsmark with a flagpole
the American flag. It was taken at Boston City Hall on April 5, 1976, during a
against court-ordered desegregation busing. The picture ran on the
front page of the Herald American
the next day, and also appeared in several
newspapers across the country.
Year: 1978 World Press Winner
After years of protests
by the public against the construction of Tokyo Narita
Airport, it is ready to open when on March 26, 1978 serious clashes
out between demonstrators and the police.
Year: 1980 Pulitzer
In 1979, the only
anonymous photograph to win a Pulitzer Prize was taken. It
captured nine Kurdish rebels and two of
the Shah’s policemen being
executed by firing squad in revolutionary Iran. In 2006, the photographer's
identity was revealed to be Jahangir Razmi.
23-F Coup Attempt
Manuel Pérez Barriopedro
Year: 1981 World Press Winner
On February 23, 1981 Lieutenant-Colonel
Antonio Tejero speaks with a gun
in his hand before the Spanish Congress of Deputies, holding hostage the
and MPs. 23-F is the name given to an attempted coup d'état
in Spain that began on February
23, 1981 and ended on the following day. It
is also known as El Tejerazo from the name of its most visible figure,
Antonio Tejero, who led the failed coup's most notable event by bursting into
the Spanish Congress of Deputies
during the process of electing Leopoldo
Calvo Sotelo to be the country's new Prime Minister.
Election in South
Year: 1987 World Press Winner
On December 18, 1987, a
desperate mother in Kuro, South Korea leans
against a riot policeman’s shield and begs for mercy for her son, arrested
during a demonstration. After the November election there were protests
against the government,
accused of electoral fraud.
Year: 1990 World Press Winner
The family of Nashim Elshani grieves around his deathbed. Elshani was
killed while protesting for Kosovar
autonomy, surrounding the Kosovo
1991 World Press Winner
U.S. Sergeant Ken Kozakiewicz
mourns the death of fellow soldier Andy
Alaniz, killed by friendly fire.
Year: 1995 World Press Winner
The First Chechen War was
a conflict between the Russian Federation and
the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, fought from December 1994 to August
1996. In this famous photo, a small boy peers out of a refugee-packed bus
fleeing fighting near
Shali, Chechnya and heading for Grozny.
Photographer: Martha Rial
There are currently 42
million people on this planet who have been forced to
seek refuge, and quite often they must endure a long journey to
refugee camp that will provide them with food, water, shelter and vitally
needed medical attention.
This photo did not win the Pulitzer, but Martha
Rial did win the award in 1998 for her portraits of survivors
of the conflicts in
Rwanda and Burundi.
This photo shows firefighter
Don Lopez grabbing a tree after diving into a
flooded creek to rescue Marglyn Paseka, 15, from the rapidly rising water.
was taken by Annie Wells of the Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California.
the United States
Photographer: Lara Jo Regan
Year: 2000 World Press Winner
As of 2006, the United
States accepts more legal immigrants as permanent
residents than any other country in the world. Since
the liberalization of
immigration policy of 1965, the number of first- generation immigrants living
in the United
States has quadrupled, from 9.6 million in 1970 to about 38
million in 2007. A record 1,046,539 people
were naturalized as U.S. citizens
in 2008. In this famous photo, A Mexican immigrant works in order to feed
Year: 2002 World Press Winner
A boy holds the trousers
of his dead father, killed in the June 23, 2002 Iranian
2003 World Press Winner
An Iraqi prisoner of war
with a hood over his head comforts his son at a
2006 World Press Winner
The 2006 Lebanon War was
a 34-day military conflict in Lebanon and
northern Israel. The principal parties were Hezbollah paramilitary
the Israeli military. The conflict started on July 12, 2006, and continued until
United Nations-brokered ceasefire went into effect on the morning of
August 14, 2006. The conflict
formally ended on September 8, 2006 when
Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon. In this famous
young Lebanese ride in a convertible through the rubble of a bombed South
Year: 2007 World Press Winner
An exhausted American soldier
leans against a wall and keeps his eyes
West Bank Settlers
Year: 2007 Pulitzer
The Israeli West Bank barrier
is a barrier being constructed by the State of
Israel. It consists of a network of fences with vehicle-barrier
surrounded by an on average 60 meter wide exclusion area and high
concrete walls up to 8 meters high.
The barrier is built mainly in the West
Bank and partly along the 1949 Armistice line, or "Green Line"
Israel and Palestinian West Bank. In this famous photograph, a lone Jewish
Israeli security forces as they remove illegal settlers in the
Year: 2008 World Press Winner
The subprime mortgage crisis
is an ongoing real estate and financial crisis
triggered by a dramatic rise in mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures
the United States, with major adverse consequences for banks and financial
markets around the globe.
In this famous photograph, an armed officer
moves through a home following residents' eviction as a result
Year: 2008 Pulitzer
A Japanese videographer
is sprawled on the pavement, after being fatally
wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar.
Photographer: Pietro Masturzo
Year: 2009 World Press Winner
presidential election was held on June 12, 2009, with incumbent
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad running against three challengers.
The next morning
the Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran's official news agency, announced
with two-thirds of the votes counted, Ahmadinejad had won the election
with 62% of the votes cast and that Mir-Hossein
Mousavi had received 34%
of the votes cast.
The European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States, expressed
concern over alleged irregularities during
the vote, many analysts and
journalists from the United States, Europe and other western based media
about the authenticity of the results. In this famous
photograph, an Iranian woman is seen shouting
from a rooftop in Tehran in
protest against the result of Iranian presidential elections of 2009.
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