Damon Winter, who grew up on St. Thomas and went to All Saints School, won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for his coverage of Barack Obama’s campaign for the presidency.
Damon Winter joined the staff of the New York Times in May 2007 after working for three years as a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times. He has previously worked for The Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, Magnum Photos as well as The Ventura County Star and Indianapolis Star. Winter has covered a broad range of stories including conflicts in Israel and Afghanistan, 9/11 in New York, the Olympic Games and feature stories in Vietnam, Cuba, Russia and India, among others.
Damon was born in New York and grew up on St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. He studied at Columbia University in New York City where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science. Damon has won awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year (POYi), Society of News Design (SND), NPPA Best of Photojournalism and APME, and was named the NPPA Region 8 Photographer of the Year in 2002 and the California Press Photographer of the year in 2006. He has been featured in the Communication Arts Photography Annuals 2001-2005 and was the subject of a feature profile in May/June 2005. His photo essay on sexual abuse victims in western Alaska was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and was part of a portfolio that earned the National Journalism Award for Photojournalism that year. Damon now resides in Manhattan with his girlfriend, Béatrice, and cat, Pearl.
Winter will be talking about his work and showing his photography at Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles Campus on Thursday, Dec. 3.
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