Haunting pictures of Ukraine that won the AP a Pulitzer Prize

Associated Press

May 9, 2023 GMT

The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography Monday in recognition of 15 searing images that provided real-time coverage of the devastating human toll of the war in Ukraine. It was one of two prizes the AP won — the other being for public service journalism on the siege of Mariupol.Ukraine.

The winning set of breaking news photography included a disturbing image of emergency workers carrying a pregnant woman — who later died — through the wrecked grounds of a maternity hospital in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol after a Russian attack.

Another showed Bucha in a chillingly real-life depiction of Russia’s brutal occupation — a dog standing next to the body of a murdered old woman.

Another captured an elderly woman kneeling in agony next to her son’s coffin at the cemetery of Mykulichi on the outskirts of Kiev.

While AP photographers produced countless gruesome, haunting and heartbreaking images of war, they bore witness to the courageous acts of soldiers and civilians alike.

Photo gallery by AP photographers Evgeny Maloletka, Emilio Morenati, Vadim Girda, Rodrigo Abt, Felipe Dana, Nariman El-Mofty, Bernard Armangou

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