Each spring, the Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism are awarded in fourteen categories by Columbia University on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board. Here is the list of the past winners from 2003 until 2012 in the Feature Photography category.
2003: Don Bartletti
Don Bartletti of Los Angeles Times for his memorable portrayal of how undocumented Central American youths, often facing deadly danger, travel north to the United States.
2004: Carolyn Cole
Carolyn Cole of Los Angeles Times for her cohesive, behind-the-scenes look at the effects of civil war in Liberia, with special attention to innocent citizens caught in the conflict.
2005: Deanne Fitzmaurice
Deanne Fitzmaurice of San Francisco Chronicle for her sensitive photo essay on an Oakland hospital's effort to mend an Iraqi boy nearly killed by an explosion.
2006: Todd Heisler
Todd Heisler of Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado, for his haunting, behind-the-scenes look at funerals for Colorado Marines who return from Iraq in caskets.
2007: Renée C. Byer
Renée C. Byer of The Sacramento Bee for her intimate portrayal of a single mother and her young son as he loses his battle with cancer.
2008: Preston Gannaway
Preston Gannaway of the Concord (N.H.) Monitor for her intimate chronicle of a family coping with a parent's terminal illness.
2009: Damon Winter
Damon Winter of The New York Times for his memorable array of pictures deftly capturing multiple facets of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
2010: Craig F. Walker
Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post for his intimate portrait of a teenager who joins the Army at the height of insurgent violence in Iraq, poignantly searching for meaning and manhood.
2011: Barbara Davidson
Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times for her intimate story of innocent victims trapped in the city's crossfire of deadly gang violence.
2012: Craig F. Walker
Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post, for his compassionate chronicle of an honorably discharged veteran, home from Iraq and struggling with a severe case of post-traumatic stress, images that enable viewers to better grasp a national issue.