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Old April 17th, 2007, 10:02 AM
Ken Tanaka Ken Tanaka is offline
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Default 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography

Renée Byer of The Sacramento Bee won this year's prize for this powerful series. A well deserved honor.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 01:42 PM
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A very powerful series indeed! Such a tragic story.

However, I think the images themselves are quite bland. And once again I see no point in making them in B&W, but that's just me.

Now the other winner, Oded Balilty, and his image of the lone Jewish woman, is both visually powerful as well as emotionally so (and not in B&W ).

Well deserved honors for both.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 02:07 PM
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I have mixed feelings with the images of a terminal cancer patient by Renée Byer. Yes it is intimate but it is staged. I feel that it is somehow exploitative but that's what photographers often are.

It doesn't really serve any purpose. It is beautiful horror.

I see little to celebrate.

It is not even real.

It is pain with a ribbon.

It is sad and ugly beauty.

I can't imagine that there was nothing more deserving!

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Old April 17th, 2007, 03:06 PM
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Kris' remarks also reflect my general feelings. The emotional depth and sentimental nature of the photos' accompanying story are powerful persuaders. I would like to see the images that were in the final consideration.

Oded Balilty's image is really very powerful and it's certainly imaginable that it's the best of its "breaking news" genre's submissions.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 03:50 PM
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Now this:
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A posthumous special citation to composer John Coltrane for his masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz.
I would sign any day....

As for Renee's work, I have also very mixed feelings about this contribution, mainly because of it's obviously stagemanaged character. Then again, hey, I know nothing about the paramters relevant for todays photojournalism, but I would have thought authenticity to be of importance in that context.

Doesn't work for me, not a sausage.
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Old June 10th, 2007, 06:55 AM
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Indeed he captured very powerful images.
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Old June 10th, 2007, 07:20 AM
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I'm not sure I understand - yes, some of the images look more staged than others, but this boy died, and this family buried him, correct?

I find most of the images unnecessary, but for me, a few of them hung together to tell the story of a family in this blessed/cursed circumstance. The stuff of life.

It does make me curious about the other entries, and I'm tempted to say "but such are photo contests". But then again, this is the "Pulitzer", right?
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