By: Joe Strupp
Tyler Hicks of The New York Times has been named newspaper photographer of the year by the prestigious Pictures of the Year International, which is based at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
POYI Director Rick Shaw said Hicks was chosen by a panel of judges for work that he said balances artistry with journalism. “The thing that the judges recognized was a great balance between the content and coverage of an event, but the way his images gave an intimacy to each of the subjects,” Shaw told E&P Monday. “A balance between the artistry and journalism content.”
The latest winners of the 64-year-old awards were announced over the weekend, with judges spotlighting a variety of Hicks work, ranging from his images of death and destruction in Afghanistan and Lebanon to views of urban life in Camden, N.J. The prize-winning photos can be viewed here.
Other newspaper winners in lower categories included: David Guttenfelder of the Associated Press, who took second place; Rick Loomis of the Los Angeles Times, in third place; as well as Paula Bronstein of Getty Images and Carolyn Cole of the Los Angeles Times, who each received awards of excellence.
Hicks, 37, is a native of Brazil who first began working for the New York Times in 1999.