On the morning of April 10, in advance of the announcement of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners, CBS News interviewed four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Carol Guzy at the Newseum.
Guzy’s photographs are on display in the Newseum’s Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, along with every other prize-winning photograph since the award’s inception. Guzy is the only four-time winner of the Pulitzer’s journalism awards.
“I don’t believe the Pulitzers belong to us, I think we just accept them for the people who are in our stories,” said Guzy. “They’re the courageous ones.”
From her shots of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti to Albanian refugees fleeing violence in Kosovo, Guzy captures moments of disaster and human suffering – but she also tries to find hope and goodness through her lens. Her photograph of refugees passing a baby through a barbed-wire fence, on display in the gallery, shows a powerful act of resilience and love in the face of war.
“I think we need balance; sometimes we need to show people not only the problems, but the solutions too,” said Guzy. “That saves my faith in humanity for sure.”