Robert Gauthier has been with The Los Angeles Times since 1994. He has covered international and national stories, including Middle East conflicts in Iraq and Lebanon, and catastrophes such as the Sept. 11 attack in New York and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Gauthier was the photographer for a story detailing the failings of a Los Angeles public hospital; The Troubles at King/Drew won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He’s earned numerous other awards including the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and World Press Photo awards. Gauthier grew up in San Diego County, where he began his career.