Arnold Hardy

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Arnold Hardy (February 2, 1922 – December 5, 2007) was an American amateur photographer who won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Photography.

His 1947 award-winning photo of a woman plunging from a window of the burning Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on December 7, 1946, became the defining image of the fire that killed 119 people.[1] At the time, Hardy was 24 years old and a graduate student at Georgia Tech.[2][3]

Hardy later declined a job with the Associated Press, and instead began an x-ray equipment business.[4] He died in 2007 at age 85 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta of complications following hip surgery.[2][5]


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  2. ^ a b "Amateur who took Pulitzer-winning Winecoff fire photo dies". Archived from the original on 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
  3. ^ Heys, Sam (Winter 1993). "Pulitzer Photo". Tech Topics. Georgia Tech Alumni Association. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Arnold Hardy; took Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of 1946 Atlanta fire disaster; 85". San Diego Union-Tribune. 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Arnold E. Hardy". Find A Grave. Retrieved 2011-07-09.