John Moore named Photojournalist of the Year

John Moore graduated from UT. He was kind of like a legend when I was in college & shot for The Daily Texan. We sort of worshipped him. He was out of school by the time I arrived but we would pull his images off the AP wire for international stories. You know, it was one of those “he used to work here too” things that you take a strange kind of pride in.

He has most recently been in the news for his coverage of the assassination of Pakastini political leader Benazir Bhutto which also left 20 people dead:

His portfolio is thought provoking to say the least. The image below is of a woman visting the grave of her fiance who was killed in Iraq. The accompanying article is heartbreaking:

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Oh yeah, and he won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005. He’s no slouch, is he?

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