Craig F. Walker

Craig F. Walker is an American photojournalist. In 2010, Walker won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography "for his intimate portrait of a teenager who joins the Army at the height of insurgent violence in Iraq, poignantly searching for meaning and manhood.[1] In 2012 he won again the same prize in the category “Feature Photography”" for his photodocumentary "Welcome Home".[2] He is on staff of Boston Globe.

Craig F. Walker
Craig F. Walker in 2012.


After growing up in York, Pennsylvania, Walker attended the Rhode Island School of Photography, graduating in 1986.[3] He worked for Marlboro Enterprise and the Berkshire Eagle prior to taking a position with The Denver Post in 1998. He has covered national and international stories. In 2004, he won first place from the National Press Photographers Association for a photographic series on child camel jockeys in Kuwait.[4]


Walker was inspired to embark on the series that netted him his Pulitzer by a conversation amongst editors wondering what kind of person, in 2007, would sign up for the military knowing he would be going to war.[3] Walker spent over two years photographing American teenager Ian Fisher in his transition from high school student to soldier.[4] Published in September 2009, "Ian Fisher: American Soldier" earned a grand prize in the 2009 "Photos of the Year" competition hosted by Editor & Publisher before garnering for Walker the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.[1] The series includes not only photographs, but also video and multimedia.[3] The series also earned The Hillman Prize for Photojournalism, sharing the award with "Below the Line: Childhood Poverty in Colorado", also published by The Denver Post.[5]


  1. ^ a b "The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners Feature Photography: Citation". 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-04-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c Winslow, Donald R. (April 2010). "Mary Chind, Craig F. Walker, Win Photo Pulitzer Prizes". National Press Photographers Association. Archived from the original on 20 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Denver Post's Craig Walker wins Pulitzer for photography". The Denver Post. 12 April 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  5. ^ "2010 Hillman Prize for Photojournalism". Hillman Foundation. Archived from the original on 20 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.

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2010 Pulitzer Prize

The 2010 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on Monday, April 12, 2010. In journalism, The Washington Post won four awards while The New York Times won three. For the first time, an online source, ProPublica, won in what had previously been the sole province of print. A musical, Next to Normal, won the Drama award for the first time in 14 years. Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams, who died at age 29 in 1953, received a special citation. Below, the winner(s) in each category are listed.

2012 Pulitzer Prize

The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on April 16, 2012 by the Pulitzer Prize Board for work during the 2011 calendar year. The deadline for submitting entries was January 25, 2012. For the first time, all entries for journalism were required to be submitted electronically. In addition, the criteria for the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting has been revised to focus on real-time reporting of breaking news. For the eleventh time in Pulitzer's history (and the first since 1977), no book received the Fiction Prize.

2019 Pulitzer Prize

The 2019 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded by the Pulitzer Prize Board for work during the 2018 calendar year. Prize winners and nominated finalists were announced by Dana Canedy at 3:00 p.m. EST on April 15, 2019.The Washington Post won two prizes, as did The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal won one; and the Sun-Sentinel won its second Pulitzer for Public Service.

Craig Walker

Craig Walker may refer to:

Craig Walker (writer) (born 1960), Canadian writer, theatre director, actor and educator

Craig F. Walker, American photojournalist

List of American photojournalists

This is a list of notable American photojournalists. For photojournalists of other nationalities, see list of photojournalists.

List of multiple Pulitzer Prize winners

Many people have won more than one Pulitzer Prize. No one has won both a prize for arts and letters and one for journalism. Nelson Harding is the only person to have won a prize in two consecutive years, the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1927 and 1928.

Mary Chind-Willie

Mary Chind-Willie (born May 29, 1967) is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer.

Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography

The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography is one of the American Pulitzer Prizes annually awarded for journalism. It recognizes a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence or an album.

The Feature Photography prize was inaugurated in 1968 when the single Pulitzer Prize for Photography was replaced by the Feature prize and "Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography", renamed for "Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography" in 2000.

The Denver Post

The Denver Post is a daily newspaper and website that has been published in the Denver, Colorado, area since 1892. As of March 2016, it has an average weekday circulation of 134,537 and Sunday circulation of 253,261. Its 2012-2013 circulation (416,676) made it the 9th highest in the US. The Denver Post receives roughly six million monthly unique visitors generating more than 13 million page views, according to comScore.

The Hillman Prize

The Hillman Prize is a journalism award given out annually by The Sidney Hillman Foundation, named for noted American labor leader Sidney Hillman. It is given to "journalists, writers and public figures who pursue social justice and public policy for the common good."Murray Kempton was the first recipient, in 1950. Organizations have also received the award. Each winner receives $5,000.

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