Sunday, May 21, 2006

Todd Heisler:   2006 Pulitzer Prize winner

He graduated from Illinois State University in 1994. He is currently a staff photojournalist for The Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado.

Images from his Pulitzer Prize winning story about fallen Marines and their families has also won top awards at World Press Photo (1st People in the News Story), Best of Photojournalism (1st Best Published Picture Story - Large Market), Pictures of the Year International (2nd Newspaper Photographer of the Year), National Headliner Awards (Grand Award in Photography, 1st Feature Photography, 1st Photo Essay/Story), ASNE (1st Community Service Photojournalism), Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar (Best in Show; 1st, 2nd & HM in General News; 2nd in Feature; 1st in Feature Picture Story) and China International Press Photo Contest.

His work during Colorado's worst wildfire season was part of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography team. Heisler has also made three trips to Iraq since the war began.

He has also won other awards at Pictures of the Year international, Best of Photojournalism and the Colorado Press Association.

Todd Heisler is married to Kelly Heisler, a public relations specialist.

Please also see interview Part A, B and C.

Enough for now,

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