Daniel Berehulak
Daniel Berehulak
Daniel Berehulak

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.

Artist Bios

  • Daniel Berehulak

    Daniel Berehulak is a staff photographer for The New York Times. He grew up on a farm outside of Sydney, Australia as the son of refugees who fled Soviet Ukraine during World War II. Despite being far from Ukraine, his parents passed on its language and culture, greatly influencing his worldview.

    Daniel covers national and international events, including humanitarian crises, wars, and global health issues, focusing on how these events impact individuals, families, and society at large. Daniel’s work has been recognized with multiple awards, including three Pulitzer Prizes: in 2015, for Feature Photography for coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa; in 2017, for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the so-called war on drugs in the Philippines; and in 2023, as part of The Times team honored for international reporting for coverage of the war in Ukraine. He is currently based in Mexico City.

    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.


  • The New York Times

    The New York Times

    Since 1851, the New York Times has been on the ground reporting stories from around the globe that no one else was telling. How we tell those stories has changed, but our mission to seek the truth and help people understand the world has remained constant.

Scenes From the Ebola Crisis

 archive : 2015

Featuring: Daniel Berehulak

Presented by: The New York Times
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