Italian photojournalist Lorenzo Tugnoli has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.
On 15 April 2019, Italian photojournalist Lorenzo Tugnoli was honoured with the Pulitzer Prize in the category Feature Photography. His harrowing series, created in December 2018, documents the devastating famine in Yemen.
The self-taught photographer (b. 1979) is a regular contributor to The Washington Post and numerous international magazines. He is represented by the Contrasto agency and currently lives in Beirut. Tugnoli’s black and white reportage on Beirut’s ethnically diverse Naba’a district, shot with a Leica M, was featured in LFI 02/2018.
The Pulitzer Prize was established by American journalist and newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911). It has been awarded annually in several categories since 1917. Each category winner stands to receive 15,000 US Dollars.
For further details visit The Pulitzer Prizes.
Tungoli's series from Beirut can be found here.