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Barbara Davidson

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Barbara Davidson

Barbara Davidson has been a staff photographer for The Times since 2007. Before coming to Los Angeles, she worked at the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Times and the Record in Ontario, Canada.

Davidson has covered conflicts and in-depth, issue-driven stories around the globe, and she remains committed to telling intimate stories by giving a voice to her subjects through the camera. She has documented humanitarian crisis brought on by war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Congo, Israel, Gaza and Bosnia. She documented the tsunami disaster in 2004, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Sichuan earthquake in China in 2008.  News assignments have also brought her to Yemen, Nigeria and Rwanda.

In 2006, Davidson was named newspaper photographer of the year by the Pictures of the Year International competition. She won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography with seven fellow staff members for their work depicting the pain and chaos in New Orleans and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. In 2009, she won the Visa d’Or daily press award for her coverage of the earthquake in China; her work was exhibited at the Visa pour l’image festival in Perpignan, France. She has also been honored by the White House News Photographers Assn. and the National Press Photographers Assn.

Davidson was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in photography and film studies.

Davidson won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for “Victims of Gang Violence,” her stunning series of images charting the terrible odyssey of the innocent victims caught in the crossfire. The series ran in the Los Angeles Times print edition over three days last December and as an impressive online photo gallery and video presentation.


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