Here is the Pulitzer Prize winning photograph for 2012. Covered in blood amid a tangled heap of dead mothers and children, 12-year-old Tarana Akbari punctuates the chaotic aftermath of a suicide attack with a scream for help. The moment was captured by Massoud Hossaini, who himself was wounded in the attack.
‘Women were asking me, “Help, help, help,”‘ Mr. Hossaini said. ‘I couldn’t. I was recording and I was taking pictures.’ Hossaini continued to take photos, working one-handed.
After some time, he had his driver take him back to his hotel, as he could no longer bare to shoot photos of the event. Continuing to work one-handed. Hossaini uploaded the photos to the press wire and very shortly after, he received word that his photo had been picked up by a number of publications across the world.
I could go on and on about this guy, but I won’t.