LA Times breaking news photographer wins Pulitzer Prize

Marcus Yam of the Los Angeles Times wins Pulitzer Prize for raw and urgent images of the U.S. departure from Afghanistan that capture the human cost of the historic change in the country (Image credit: Marcus Yam)

The Pulitzer Prize refers to a series of important annual awards, given out for outstanding achievements in newspaper, magazine, website, literature and musical composition.

This year's award for breaking news photography was awarded to Los Angeles Times journalist Marcus Yam for his important coverage of Kabul, Afghanistan last year. Yam entered Afghanistan during the American withdrawal, where he then stayed to document the Taliban’s takeover over the two months that followed.

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Lauren Scott
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Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.