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Monday, April 10, 2017

New Orleans photographer Jonathan Bachman a Pulitzer Prize finalist

Posted By on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 3:12 PM

click to enlarge A screenshot from the Reuters website, showing Jonathan Bachman's photo of the moment that police arrested Ieshia Evans. - JONATHAN BACHMAN/REUTERS
  • JONATHAN BACHMAN/REUTERS
  • A screenshot from the Reuters website, showing Jonathan Bachman's photo of the moment that police arrested Ieshia Evans.

New Orleans photographer Jonathan Bachman was named a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography this afternoon.

Bachman's Reuters photo of Baton Rouge police officers confronting protester Ieshia Evans in the aftermath of the shooting of Alton Sterling became iconic on social media (and seems to have inspired, at least in part, Pepsi's disastrous recent ad with Kendall Jenner).

Some of Bachman's earliest work in New Orleans was with Gambit; he photographed the New Orleans Saints for BestofNewOrleans.com for several years. Last July, he talked with us about how he got that iconic photo.

The winner in the Breaking News Photography category was another freelance photographer, Daniel Berehulak. The only other finalist in the category was the photography staff of the Associated Press.

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