tagged w/ 2012 Pulitzer Prize
On April 16, 2012, “Denver Post” photographer Craig Walker was awarded his second Pulitzer, The 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, for his photo-essay “Welcome Home: The Story of Scott Ostrom.” Previously, Walker had been named Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the Missouri School of Journalism’s Pictures of the Year International Competition for the collection of photographs he took over 27 months about soldiers engaged in the Iraq war, which included the stunning images documenting the struggles of PTSD sufferer Brian Ostrom.
After serving four years as a reconnaissance man and having deployed twice to Iraq, Ostrom, who is now 27, returned home to the U.S. with a severe case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Since his discharge, Ostrom has struggled with the demands of daily life, from finding and keeping employment to maintaining healthy relationships. But most of all, he’s struggled to overcome his brutal and haunting memories of Iraq and his guilt for things he did and didn’t do, while fighting a war in which he no longer believes.
This piece presents a number of stunning color photographs, a photo-gallery and a very touching documentary short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/welcome-home-the-story-of-scott-ostrom-awarded-2012-pulitzer-prize/On April 16, 2012, “Denver Post” photographer Craig Walker was awarded his... more