Barbara Davidson

staff photo and multimedia journalist Los Angeles Times, Canada

Barbara Davidson © Jacques Vroom

Barbara Davidson has been a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times since 2007. Davidson won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography, and a National Emmy in multimedia storytelling for her work on innocent victims trapped in the crossfire of deadly gang violence in Los Angeles. Her photographs were part of a staff entry by The Dallas Morning News that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking-news photography for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. In 2014, PoYi awarded Davidson Newspaper Photographer of the Year for the second time, her earlier award being in 2006. In 2016 she and her team at Los Angeles Times were awarded the Spot News Pulitzer Prize for San Bernardino terrorist coverage.

Davidson remains committed to telling intimate stories about the human condition around the globe. She has documented humanitarian crisis brought on by war in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Israel, and Gaza. She documented the Tsunami disaster, Hurricane Katrina, and the Sichuan earthquake in China. Her news assignments have brought her to Yemen, Nigeria, Rwanda and Nepal.

Davidson also curates the online photography column ‘reFramed’ for the Los Angeles Times.

She was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography and film studies.


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