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Denver's Todd Heisler Wins Pulitzer Prize; L.A.'s Carolyn Cole, Brian Vander Brug and Damon Winter also Nominated


Two Pulitzer Prizes for photography have been awarded this year. The staff of the Dallas Morning News won the award for Breaking News Photography, for its coverage of the chaos that resulted from Hurricane Katrina's rampage across the Gulf states.

In the Feature Photography category, Todd Heisler of Denver's Rocky Mountain News won the prize for his behind-the-scenes look at funerals for Colorado Marines who had returned from Iraq. Heisler previously was recognized by the Pulitzer board in 2003, for his participation in the Rocky Mountain News team's coverage of wildfires.

Photographers from the Los Angeles Times were finalists in both photography categories. Carolyn Cole and Brian Vander Brug were nominated for breaking news for their coverage of the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, while Damon Winter was nominated for a photo story about decades-old sexual abuse by a missionary in Inuit villages.