Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Calling Pulitzer judges ...

As Kaye notes in a comment on the morning news meeting, the photos in the LA Times have been amazing. This shot, by Karen Tapia-Anderson, deserves the attention of the Pulitzer committee. These are eight firefighters trapped by flames, hunkering down in their fire shelters and hoping for the best. Kevin Roderick on LA Observed reports this morning, linking back to a Times story I missed, that the fire suits worked and they made it out OK. Incredible.

LAT photo. Click photo for yesterday's photo gallery, and page through for larger image.

Here's a link to the most recent LAT photos.

5 comments:

kateco said...

This is the very photo that spurred my comments -- when it posted as the lead image on the website last night, Val and I "wowed" admiringly over our laptops.

Journo post mortems of this event will use this photo to make the argument that although UGC is often powerful, it does not replace professional work.

Mark said...

Exactly what I thought. And I saw this last night too and did the same thing.

Great minds ...

michelle said...

cool shots. we're linking to the gallery. and yesterday we linked to the awesome mapped reporting.

Rita said...

Incredible photos. So sad to see such horrendous disaster to familiar areas that I love.

kateco said...

nice linking, nik