Larry C. Price

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Larry C. Price (born February 23, 1954)[1] is an American photojournalist who has won two Pulitzer Prizes. In 1981, he won the Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography, recognizing images from Liberia published by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.[2] In 1985, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for images from war-torn Angola and El Salvador published by The Philadelphia Inquirer.[3]

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Price attended Sam Houston State University and then transferred to the University of Texas at Austin from which he received a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1977. He was a member of The Daily Texan staff during his senior year in college.[1]


After college, he joined the El Paso Times staff. He then worked on the news staff at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. During that time (1979-1983), Price also was a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin.[1]

In 1983, he left Fort Worth for The Philadelphia Inquirer to work as a photojournalist and later director of photography. After leaving the Inquirer in 1989, Price worked on contract for National Geographic before returning to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as an assistant managing editor in 1991. In 1996, Price joined The Baltimore Sun photography staff. He was named assistant managing editor for photography for The Denver Post[4] in 2000 where he remained until mid-2006. Price worked on a photographic collection showing the life of black cowboys in 2004 and 2005.[4] In 2013, grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting funded Price's project to document child labor in developing countries.[5] Price produced an episode of PBS NewsHour, "Hazardous Work: Diving into the Philippines’ Dangerous Underwater Mines", which received an Emmy for outstanding investigative journalism in a regularly scheduled newscast in 2015.[6][7] In 2019, Price was one of the winners of the 70th Annual George Polk Awards from Long Island University, being honored for Environmental Reporting for a series of reports on deadly particulate pollutants in seven countries.[8]

Price has received a Best Photographic Reporting award from the Overseas Press Club and has been honored at the World Press Photo Awards. His images have appeared in Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, U.S. News & World Report, Audubon and other national publications. Price has contributed to 12 Day in the Life photography books including the acclaimed A Day in the Life of America, A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union, and A Day in the Life of Africa.


  1. ^ a b c Fischer, Heinz-Dietrich; Fischer, Erika J. (2017-06-12). Press Photography Award 1942–1998: From Joe Rosenthal and Horst Faas to Moneta Sleet and Stan Grossfeld. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. p. 181. ISBN 978-3-11-095576-7.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  2. ^ "Spot News Photography". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  3. ^ "Feature Photography". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  4. ^ a b "Denver photographer trails black cowboys for new exhibit". Fort Collins Coloradoan. February 20, 2005. p. 19.
  5. ^ Price, Larry C. (April 28, 2013). "Childhoods lost in the gold mines". The Philadelphia Inquirer. p. A1, A19.
  6. ^ "Journalists Nominated for News and Doc Emmy Awards | Pulitzer Center". Retrieved 2020-09-20.
  7. ^ "Oakwood photojournalist wins Emmy". dayton-daily-news. Retrieved 2020-09-20.
  8. ^ "LIU Announces Winners of 70th Annual George Polk Awards in Journalism". Long Island University. February 19, 2019. Retrieved 2020-09-20.

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