Barbara Davidson

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Barbara Davidson is a three-time Pulitzer Prize and Emmy award winning photojournalist best known for her work on victims of gang violence in Los Angeles.

A staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times until 2017, Barbara spent much of the past decade photographing women and children trapped in a culture of poverty and guns.

​Barbara won global recognition for her 2011 project ‘Caught in the Crossfire’, an intimate story of innocent victims trapped in Los Angeles’ deadly gang wars. Barbara was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for the project. She also produced and directed a 30-minute documentary ‘Caught in the Crossfire: Victims of Gang Violence’, which received the 2011 Emmy Award for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming.

In her decade at the Los Angeles Times, she also covered the San Bernardino terrorist attack which earned a Staff Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for Spot News. In 2014, she was awarded Pictures of The Year International’s award for Newspaper Photographer of the Year, for the second time, in part for her project on solitary confinement at Corcoran’s men’s prison in California.

​Barbara honed her story-telling approach through multiple assignments over two decades and across 52 countries covering war, humanitarian crises and the human condition for the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News and the Washington Times.

​Since leaving the L.A. Times, Barbara has served as lead creative and director of Volvo’s SC60 Moments.

​Barbara is currently working on a photography book about Los Angeles gang violence, and is planning to document consequences of gun violence in other cities in the United States.

​Barbara graduated from Concordia University in her hometown of Montreal, Canada, with a BFA in Photography and Film Studies.

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