Carol Guzy

Honoree and photojournalist Carol Guzy specializes in long-term documentary human interest projects, spot news and feature stories, both domestic and international, as well as local daily assignments and editing for book projects. Guzy was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and completed her studies at Northampton County Area Community College. Guzy then studied photography at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and simultaneously interned, and was then hired, at The Miami Herald. She spent eight years at the newspaper before moving to Washington, D.C., and became a staff photographer at The Washington Post, where she continued to work until 2014. Guzy is the only journalist to receive a fourth Pulitzer Prize, which was awarded for her coverage of the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Previously, she was honored twice with the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for her coverage of the military intervention in Haiti and the devastating mudslide in Armero, Colombia. Guzy received a third Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for her work in Kosovo. Guzy was named Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association three times and eight times by the White House News Photographers Association. In 1990 she became the first woman to receive the Newspaper Photographer of the Year Award from the National Press Photographers Association. In 2018 Guzy was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for her efforts documenting the effect of the war on ISIS on the civilians of Mosul, Iraq. Guzy is currently a contract photographer with ZUMA Press and is on assignment covering the conflict in Kyiv. Guzy commented, “I strive to make images that illuminate those who are most vulnerable and mired in the shadow of man’s inhumanity. As journalism evolves, so does the definition of courage; Anja’s legacy is her spirit of bravery and empathy. There are few honors that mean as much as being part of her legacy.”

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