Patrick Farrell Wins the Pulitzer

Photographer Patrick Farrell has won the Pulitzer Prize for his photographs of Haiti in the aftermath of the hurricanes that ravaged the country last year. If you haven’t seen these photos, you should. While we usually see the destruction of buildings in hurricane photography, Farrell’s work shows the human destruction. The images are very moving and sometimes disturbing. I watched the slide show, with Farrell’s voiceover, three times in succession as, sitting in my living room, it’s hard for me to comprehend what it must have been like to be in Haiti during these storms.

Patrick Farrell, I commend you on your courage in taking these photos and I congratulate you on your win.

Farrell’s Haiti photographs: Pulitzer 2009: Patrick Farrell
Miami Herald Article on Farrell winning the Pulitzer