Brian Lanker (August 31, 1947 – March 13, 2011) was an American photographer. He won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for a black-and-white photo essay on childbirth for The Topeka Capital-Journal, including the photograph "Moment of Life". Lanker died at his home in Eugene, Oregon on March 13, 2011 after a brief bout of pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
His work appeared in Life and Sports Illustrated, as well as book projects, including I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America, and Track Town, USA. He was the graphics director for The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene from 1974 to 1982. He received a Candace Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in 1991.
- Lanker, Brian (1999). I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America. New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang. ISBN 1-55670-923-4.
- Ruby Middleton Forsythe one of Lanker's subjects in I Dream a World
- "The Pulitzer Prizes - 1973 Winners". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
- Baker, Mark (March 18, 2011). "Acclaimed photojournalist dies at 63". The Register-Guard. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
- Dunlap, David W. (March 18, 2011). "Brian Lanker, Pulitzer-Winning Photojournalist, Dies at 63". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
- "Pulitzer-winning photographer dies". Statesman Journal. March 15, 2011.
- "CHRONICLE". The New York Times. June 26, 1991.
- Turnquist, Kristi (March 19, 2011). "Eugene's Brian Lanker leaves behind a legacy as a pioneering photojournalist". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
- Brian Lanker Photography (official website)
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