Virginia Schau

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Virginia M. Schau (February 23, 1915[1] – May 28, 1989[2]) was an American who was the first woman and second amateur to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography,[1] which she was awarded in 1954. The award winning photograph was taken in Redding, California, entitled "Rescue on Pit River Bridge".[3]


  1. ^ a b Heinz Dietrich Fischer (June 2011). Picture Coverage of the World: Pulitzer Prize Winning Photos. LIT Verlag Münster. pp. 30–31. ISBN 978-3-643-10844-9. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Virginia M. Schau". San Francisco Chronicle. June 3, 1989. pp. C11. 
  3. ^ Van Riper, Frank. "Pulitzer Pictures: Capturing the Moment". Retrieved September 15, 2015.  External link in |publisher= (help)