Established in 1942 Pulitzer prize for outstanding picture later divided into two nominations: best art and the best news photography. In this collection of black and white pictures are the winners in both categories, as well as exciting stories behind them.
Photographer Rocco Morabito was driving when he noticed dangling upside down on the belt of an electrician who was electrocuted by a power 4160 volts.
The photographer called an ambulance, and another worker, meanwhile, has risen up and saved his colleague, making him artificial respiration. Morabito did not miss the chance and took the picture, which earned him the prestigious award.
Mother with children from South Vietnam trying to cross a river to escape from the attackers during the operation "piranha".
When the won the Pulitzer prize, photographer Cioci Sawada went in search of a family with photo and in the end gave them half of the winnings.
The photo shows a police Morse Cullinan and two Allen weaver during a parade in Chinatown, Washington.
The policeman warned the boy that he did not come too close to the dragons, and at this moment they were caught in the lens of photographer William S. bill.
The judges admired the drama and the composition of this image the photographer Hector Rondon. On a photo a wounded soldier is trying to stand, leaning on the priest.
Rondon said he doesn't know how he managed to take a picture, because the atmosphere was more tense than around a flying bullet, since the photo was taken during the uprising of the Marines at the naval base near Caracas, Venezuela.
Coin Merged Jr. photographed Coretta Scott king and her daughter Bernice at the funeral of Martin Luther king in April 1968.
The day before the death of Martin Luther king, Jr. assured his supporters that he is not afraid to die and that racial oppression will be able to win in the future.
Nick Ut began to take photographs in 16 years. Despite three wounds, he continued to document the Vietnam war.
Nick Ut won the Pulitzer prize for a photograph of 9‑year-old Keith Huff, which runs naked, fleeing Napalm bombs. Ut took her and other children to the hospital, where she stayed for 14 months and had 17 operations.
To make a photo, "Return home," Earl bunker for more than 24 hours waited for the arrival of the train on which Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Moore returned after the Second world war.
Bunker captured the moment of reunification of the Moore family, which the military had not seen for 16 months.
Virginia Shaw, the first woman and second Amateur photographer among the winners of the Pulitzer prize, captured the dramatic scene with the help of his camera Kodak Brownie when she was only two frames.
She was traveling with his parents on a fishing trip, and they witnessed the accident, which resulted in the cab of the truck hung from the bridge to 40 feet. One of the rescuers in the photo was her husband.
Pulitzer prize winner Stanley Forman captures the fall 19-year-old girl and her year-old goddaughter from the fire escape, when they tried to escape from a fire in an apartment building in Boston.
This case actually led to the adoption of a new law on fire ladders in the United States. The girl survived, because he landed on his godmother, who died a few hours later from multiple injuries.
Photographer Max Desfor accompanied American troops on the front lines during the war between North and South Korea.
4 December 1950, driving through Pyongyang, he noticed the blown bridge, through which hundreds of military refugees tried to cross over to the other side of the Taedong river. It was very cold, and Max later recalled that because of the low temperature was barely able to press the shutter button.
The authenticity of this iconic photographs, many questioned. It was made by photographer Joseph Rosenthal at the final stage of the Pacific theater of operations.
Photo US Marines raise the flag on top of mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima. To get to the top was so difficult that a photographer began to doubt it.
John L. Gaunt immortalized the tragedy of two parents who just realized they have lost their child in a stormy sea.
The MacDonalds were walking along the beach until their son Michael, played around, and noticed that he was borne away by the waves.
The first picture from the world of sport was taken during the final baseball game of George Herman Erhardt (aka "babe Ruth").
Although Nathaniel FEIN was not the only photographer on the match, he succeeded more than others, making the photograph of Ruth in the shape of number 3 is based on his battle as a cane, until he applauds the whole stadium. Ruth died two months later after FEIN took this picture.
Photographer Robert hill Jackson had to cover the transportation of Lee Harvey Oswald in jail after he was convicted of the murder of President John Kennedy.
The event unfolded in the basement of the police building and the court of Dallas, and Jackson took the most advantageous shooting position, but he has stood the man who a moment later jumped forward and shot Oswald — Jackson barely had time to press the shutter button.
A former soldier Jose Rodriguez was one of thousands were executed by the people of Fidel Castro.
For his conduct last rites before death. Photo was taken by Andrew Lopez, who covered the Cuban revolution.
Although the picture shows a happy family reunion after the return of Colonel Robert Stirm from a pow camp in North Vietnam, he was hiding a sad story.
Three days before the return of Sterma wife sent him a letter in which he informed about the intention to dissolve the marriage. Storm he admitted he had mixed feelings towards the picture, which was supposed to represent hope and healing.
This incident during intense Japanese elections happened in front of 3,000 people. When the situation got out of control, one angry student pulled out a long knife and stabbed him in the stomach policy in the photo.
Photographer Yasushi Nagao captured the moment when the guy pulled out a knife to inflict a second blow. Photo appeared in many American Newspapers, and nagao was the first foreign photographer who received the Pulitzer prize.
The authenticity of a series of photographs of John. Ross Bowman, depicting the atrocities that the Rhodesian security forces subjected the prisoners, some questioned.
While there were disputes, Bowman continued to work and lectured about journalistic ethics and practices in various universities and other educational institutions.
For the first time in history the award was given anonymously to protect the photographer. The photo shows 11 of the Kurds who were shot Islamic supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Iranian authorities tried to force the newspaper to reveal the name of the photographer, but the editors refused. In 2016, with the permission of a photographer is his name released: picture made of Jahangir Razmi.
Frank (nicknamed "Pappy") Noelle second Pulitzer prize in photography, depicting a sailor in a lifeboat, which holds out his hand, begging him to share the water.
Noel himself was in the other boat because his ship was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the Indian ocean, and the water in his boat either.
The photo was taken during a strike of workers at the Ford plant in 1941.
Milton Brooks very quickly made the under the counter coat, mingling with the crowd to avoid being noticed, because the camera would try to break it.
A series of photos by John Robinson and don Ultang captured racial conflict involving African-American player johnny bright during College football game in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Photographers deliberately aimed the camera at bright when I heard numerous rumors that he's being hunted. The photographers were going to leave after the first quarter of the game, and it was then that bright thrice knocked down opponents, after which he received an elbow that broke his jaw.
This picture was taken during a meeting of John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower on Cuban crisis.
The Secretary said, "no more photographs," and Paul VATIS managed to do two shots back.
This picture of a hotel fire in Atlanta that killed 119 people, made the 24-year-old student at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He captured the horrific event Speed Graphic camera, and he was the last lamp flashes. The Associated Press suggested the student work, but he refused, and engaged in the business of manufacturing x-ray equipment.
During the "March against fear" in Mississippi in 1966 snipers wounded of James Meredith, an activist of the civil rights movement.
Jack R. Thornell captured the assassination in the picture, which brought him the Pulitzer prize.
The photo shows two 15-year-old boy: ed Bancroft holds hostage bill Ronan.
Near this alley had been a robbery and police approached ed to question him as a witness. The boy pulled out a gun, shot one of the policemen and took bill hostage. Photographer Frank Cushing, who was on a mission nearby, quickly found a good vantage point on the back porch, the yard of the neighboring house.
William M. Gallagher had to kneel at the scene to photograph the presidential candidate of the Democratic party of Adlai Stevenson, in particular, a hole in his right Shoe.
After the publication of the picture Stevenson almost flunked new shoes.
Steve Starr captures student rebellion against the status quo in the campus of Cornell University, new York.
The photo shows armed students leaving the building, which they took and held for 36 hours.
Bill Crouch watched the air show together with other 60 000 spectators, when a biplane and a huge B‑29 nearly collided in the air.
The plane had to fly through smoke trail of a biplane and made a maneuver too early, but the tragedy narrowly escaped.
Harry Trask captured a dramatic crash of the luxury liner "Andrea Doria" on Board the small aircraft, although suffered from air sickness.
He forced the pilot to fly over the scene several times, resulting in made 16 photos, including this one, number 2, which was awarded the Pulitzer prize.