Getty Images photojournalist Daniel Berehulak receives 2015 Pulitzer Prize
Australian photojournalist receives award for his work documenting Ebola epidemic
The award-winning Australian photojournalist has been recognised for his ground-breaking body of work covering the Ebola epidemic for The New York Times, which was captured over a period of 14 weeks. Daniel spent time in rural and urban areas of West Africa and his imagery documents the difficult, heart-breaking work carried out by aid workers and the local communities. He also captured compelling images of Ebola survivors and their families. You can view his award-winning portfolios here.
Getty Images Co-Founder and CEO Jonathan Klein says: “We are delighted and enormously proud that Getty Images photographer Daniel Berehulak has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his extraordinary coverage of the human toll, courage and hope of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Since Daniel’s earliest days at Getty Images, more than 10 years ago, he has developed his extraordinary artistic eye to communicate tough, critical stories with sensitivity and deep humanity – and become one of best storytellers of our time.”
Based between Barcelona and New Delhi, Daniel began his career working in sport photography with Getty Images, before shifting his focus to world news, social issues and politics. In 2002 he started with Getty Images in Sydney, shooting mainly sport, and from 2005 to 2009 was based in London as a Getty Images staff news photographer. Daniel then relocated to New Delhi to advance Getty Images’ coverage of the Indian subcontinent, with a focus on the social and political instability of Pakistan and its neighbours. As of July 2013, Daniel moved from staff to Getty Images Reportage as a key represented photographer to focus on a combination of long-term personal projects, breaking news and client assignments.
Daniel was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for his work documenting the floods in Pakistan. In February, he was awarded the prestigious Photographer of the Year award for his body of work covering the Ebola epidemic.
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About Daniel Berehulak
Daniel Berehulak is an award-winning photojournalist based in New Delhi, India and Barcelona, Spain. A native of Sydney, Australia, Daniel has visited over 40 countries covering history-shaping events including the Iraq war, the trial of Saddam Hussein, child labor in India, Afghanistan elections and the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan, and documented people coping with the aftermath of the Japan Tsunami and the Chernobyl disaster.
His coverage of the 2010 Pakistan floods was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize nomination, one of several honors his photography has earned, including three World Press Photo awards and the prestigious John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club. In 2015, Daniel was awarded the prestigious Photographer of the Year award for his ground-breaking body of work covering the Ebola epidemic, captured over a period of 14 weeks.
Born to immigrant parents, Daniel grew up on a farm outside of Sydney. Their Ukrainian practicality did not consider photography to be a viable trade to pursue so at an early age Daniel worked on the farm and at his father’s refrigeration company. After graduating from university his career as a photographer started humbly: shooting sports matches for a contact who ran his business from his garage. In 2002 he started working with Getty Images in Sydney, shooting mainly sport.
From 2005 to 2009, Daniel was based in London as a staff news photographer with Getty Images. He then relocated to New Delhi to advance Getty Images’ coverage of the Indian subcontinent, with a focus on the social and political instability of Pakistan and its neighbors.
In July 2013, Daniel moved from staff to Getty Images Reportage as a key represented photographer, to focus on a combination of long-term personal projects, breaking news and client assignments. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, TIME Magazine and Der Spiegel in particular, and his work appears internationally in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Sunday Times of London, Neon Magazine, Stern, The Financial Times Magazine among others.