Daniel Berehulak

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Daniel Berehulak
Born 1975
Sydney, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Photographer and photojournalist
Known for Pulitzer Prize

Daniel Berehulak (born 1975) is an Australian photographer and photojournalist based in New Delhi. A native of Sydney, Australia and a regular contributor to The New York Times he has visited more than 60 countries covering history-shaping events, including the Iraq and Afghan wars, the trial of Saddam Hussein, child labour in India and the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan. He has also documented numerous social issues and people coping with the aftermath of disasters, including the Japan tsunami and the Chernobyl nuclear fallout. In 2015, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for his coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his coverage of the Pakistan floods in 2010. His photography has earned five World Press Photo awards and he has twice been named Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International (2014 and 2015). In 2016, he was named Photojournalist of the Year (large-circulation publications) in the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism contest.

Career[edit]

Berehulak was born in Sydney, Australia, the son of Ukrainian immigrants.[1] After studying history at the University of New South Wales, initially he embarked on a business-oriented career. He turned to photography in 2000, working for an Australian sports agency. In 2002, he started working for Getty Images in Sydney as a sports photographer, moving to London as a staff photographer in 2005 and now based in New Delhi. After covering Iraq and Chernobyl, he has been concerned with Pakistan, where he interviewed Benazir Bhutto shortly before her death, and India, including the elections.[2][3]

Mistaken identity[edit]

On 20 November 2009, Pakistan's newspaper The Nation published a front page story with a photograph of what it described as "Mysterious US nationals". "According to a source in another investigation agency, the foreigners seemingly belonged to the US spy agency CIA. It was evident from the fact that two police commandos were escorting them, the source added."[4]

However, it turned out that this "mysterious US national" was in fact Berehulak of Getty Images. Hugh Pinney, Getty’s senior director of photography, wrote to the paper's editor, Shireen Mazari, on 21 November 2009, explaining the error.[5]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". danielberehulak.com/. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Daniel Berehulak: UNICEF Photo of the Year 2009, Honorable Mention". Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Daniel Berehulak: Australia", World Press Photo. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Mysterious US Nationals" "The Nation" 20 November 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Letter from Getty Images to The Nation" "Committee to Protect Journalists", 21 November 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  6. ^ "2007, Daniel Berehulak, 3rd prize, People in the News", World Press Photo. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Daniel Berehulak, Australia: 2010-03-23 18:01:43", China International Press Photo. Retrieved 14 December 2010. China
  8. ^ "People in the News: 1st prize stories", World Press Club. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  9. ^ "2010 John Faber Award", The Overseas Press Club. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Breaking-News-Photography", The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Scenes From the Ebola Crisis Earn Photography Pulitzer", "New York Times", Retrieved April 20, 2015.

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