2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Barbara Davidson
Barbara Davidson a female photographer from Los Angeles Times, was announced as the winner of Pulitzer prize in photography. After hearing the results the first words from the photographer was – “I’m just shocked by this honor, I hope it will help draw public attention to the problem of violence on the streets and its consequences for innocent citizens. ” Davidson received the award for a series of photographs depicting those who have suffered from street violence, many of whom had nothing to blame. Davidson has spent nearly two years in a closed and secretive societies of southern Los Angeles, Compton and Watts.
At Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach Eric Miranda waits for her dressing changes. 10-year-old girl received three gunshot wounds to his back, knee and hip while playing basketball outside his home in Compton. Police believe she got into a gunfight between gangs.
Jamil Shaw senior is on his knees before the coffin with the body of his son.
Blood on the floor and walls of the bathroom in Lancaster, where she was shot and killed 14-year-old girl.
Miracle helps mom Rose Smith to sit in a wheelchair. The bullet was not influenced by Miracle, which at that time was in the womb, but the girl was born with addiction to painkillers, which had used her mother during pregnancy.
A few days after the Melody Ross was shot dead when she returned home after school football coaching, the city conducted a service and sold bread to raise money for the funeral.
Tori Rowles (center), her brother Forrest and girlfriend Kate wet on the funeral of her best friend. Tory and 16-year-old Melody Ross were inseparable.
Uncle Melody Ross Sambo Che talks about the irony murder of his niece: “My family escaped from one battlefield to another in Cambodia.” Two 16-year-old girl’s killer was tried as adults.
White dove release at the funeral service for 5-year-old Aaron Dzherelo Shannon Jr., whom a stray bullet hit her head on Halloween.
Four-Joes Hercules played with his sister at her home in Los Angeles County, where shots were heard. The children ran to escape but was shot in the head Joes.
Left to right: Jo, Catherine, Kevin Kimberlin and Oscar in the bedroom with her mother. After the shooting affected by fears Joes sleeping just next to Catherine.
Shadows of Jos and Catherine on the sidewalk, where until now remained bloodier drops Jo.
A wreath in memory of Danny Farber younger in his place at the graduation at the school Narbonne. Farber – showing promise footballer – he died, having received three gunshot wounds during a dinner in Compton, three weeks before graduation.
29-year-old Rashon Williams crying from exhaustion, first came home after the shooting. Williams had recently moved from South Los Angeles to Lancaster to her 6-year-old daughter stayed out of street violence.
Pastor Wyman Jones of Sweet Hill Baptist Church with the wooden cross on a background of public Nickerson Gardens housing complex in protest against street violence.
Footballer Dzhe’Don Lasley led prayer before a game in the locker room the team «Romans» in the first game the team after the murder of Jameel “Jas” Early Show.
17-year-old Edwin Cobbin was standing outside his home in Hawthorne, when the two rode up to him, was ordered to pay all the money and shot him several times.
Miracle daddy waving from the window. Her mother Rose Smith was paralyzed from the waist down after being caught in the crossfire.
Deputy Sheriff Los Angeles County, Derek Fender stopped a suspected gang member during a patrol in neighborhoods. In the first half of 2010 murders in Los Angeles fell to one-fifth.
Albert Cobbin (left) and his brother Maddox play in a place where only a few days ago was killed by their brother, Edwin.
Jamil Shaw Senior and his son Thomas in the darkest passages Inglewood cemetery on the day when Jas would have turned 18.