Sydney-born photographer, Daniel Berehulak, has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.
Daniel Berehulak. ( © Cameron Spencer.)
He gained this prestigious prize for a series of images showing people killed in Philippines president, President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal crackdown on drugs. Berehulak spent 35 days in the country, travelling with a local journalist and photographing 57 people killed in the brutal campaign at 41 sites. He is quoted in The New York Times, which published his images, as saying: “What I experienced in the Philippines felt like a new level of ruthlessness: police officers’ summarily shooting anyone suspected of dealing or even using drugs, vigilantes’ taking seriously Mr. Duterte’s call to ‘slaughter them all.'” His photographs can be seen at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/07/world/asia/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-drugs-killings.html.