Daniel Berehulak, a freelance photographer who works mostly for The New York Times, spent four months last year covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. As he covered the story’s full arc, he took few breaks and many precautions.
Mr. Berehulak was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography earlier this year for his coverage of the Ebola outbreak for The New York Times.
“This award makes me think of all the people that shared their lives with me so that I was able to document this ghastly and horrible virus,” Mr. Berehulak said after winning the Pulitzer award. “It preys on our humanity — on everything that makes us human. People can’t hold their loved ones in their last dying moments because that’s when the virus is the most potent.”
David Furst, the Times’s international picture editor, said he decided to send Mr. Berehulak to West Africa because he knew Mr. Berehulak would dig in. For Mr. Berehulak, the decision was simple, despite the dangers, because, he said, the virus was “affecting all of mankind.”
To cover the story, he had to take many precautions, often encasing himself from head to toe in protective gear.
Daniel Berehulak is an award-winning photojournalist based in New Delhi, India. A native of Sydney, Australia, Daniel has visited over 50 countries covering history-shaping events including the Iraq war, the trial of Saddam Hussein, child labor in India, Afghanistan’s elections, the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan, and documented people coping with the aftermath of the Japan Tsunami and the Chernobyl disaster. His coverage of the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2015.
From 2005 to 2009, Daniel was based in London as a staff news photographer with Getty Images. He then shifted to New Delhi to advance Getty’s coverage of the Indian subcontinent with a focus on the social and political instability of Pakistan and its neighbors. As of July 2013, Daniel joined Reportage by Getty Images as a key represented photographer to focus on a combination of long-term personal projects, breaking news, and client assignments. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, TIME Magazine, and Der Spiegel in particular, and his work appears internationally in newspapers and magazines world wide.
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