by Oded Balilty (AP)
The 2007 Pulitzer Prize for photography was awarded two days ago to Oded Balilty of the Associated Press for Breaking News Photography.
Since the moment I saw this image months ago, it has remained in my mind. The unbalanced power between the security forces and the the woman is a striking message of the conflict between political and social priorities. A lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces during the evacuation of the West Bank settlement of Amona on February 1, 2006. The woman, in green, pushes against a barricade in one of the clashes that erupted as soldiers were on their way to demolish the settlement.
Other winners of the pulitzer price include Renee C. Byer of The Sacramento Bee for Feature Photography for “A Mother’s Journey,” a portrayal of a single mother and her young son as he loses his battle with cancer and photojournalist Rick Loomis of the Los Angeles Times was a member of the team who won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for their five-part series “Altered Oceans” which last summer examined the conditions of the world’s oceans.