Michel duCille

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Michel duCille (52 years old in April 2008?)[1] is an American photojournalist who has won three Pulitzer Prizes. He shared the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography with fellow Miami Herald staff photographer Carol Guzy for their coverage of the November 1985 eruption of Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano.[2] He won the 1988 Feature Photography Pulitzer for a photo essay on crack cocaine addicts in a Miami housing project ("photographs portraying the decay and subsequent rehabilitation of a housing project overrun by the drug crack").[3] As "du Cille" he shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service with Washington Post reporters Dana Priest and Anne Hull, for "exposing mistreatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital, evoking a national outcry and producing reforms by federal officials."[4]

DuCille was a photo editor for The Washington Post from 1988 until June 2005, when he became the Post's senior photographer. He credits his initial interest in photography to his father, who worked as a newspaper reporter both in Jamaica and in the United States.[citation needed] He holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Indiana University and a Master's in Journalism from Ohio University.[1]

Du Cille was born in Kingston, Jamaica.[1] He worked as a photojournalism intern at The Louisville Courier Journal/Times and The Miami Herald in 1979 and 1980 and joined the Herald staff in 1981.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Dana Priest, Anne Hull and Michel du Cille". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  2. ^ Spot News Photography". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  3. ^ "Feature Photography". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  4. ^ "The 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Public Service". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-13. With short biographies, reprints of ten 2007 articles, and gallery of 2007 photographs.

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Photo essays by Michel duCille: