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Awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography

This is how an American soldier is made. For 27 months, Ian Fisher, his parents and friends, and the U.S. Army allowed a Denver Post photographer and reporters to watch and chronicle his recruitment, induction, training, deployment and, finally, his return from combat. For more than two years Denver Post staff photojournalist Craig F. Walker followed Ian as his life inside and outside of the U.S. Army unfolded.
The story was written by Kevin Simpson, Michael Riley, Bruce Finley and Craig F. Walker. It was reported by Riley in Colorado and at Fort Benning, Ga., Finley at Fort Carson and in Iraq, and photographer Craig F. Walker throughout.

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Craig F. Walker The Denver Post
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Craig Walker joined the staff of The Denver Post in 1998 and has covered a broad range of stories including 9/11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States military, PTSD, the Occupy movement and daily life in Colorado.

Raised in York, PA., Walker graduated from the Rhode Island School of Photography and began his career working for the Marlborough Enterprise and the Berkshire Eagle in western Mass.

Craig was named Photographer of the Year for 2011 by Pictures of The Year International. In 2010, Craig won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography "for his intimate portrait of a teenager who joins the Army at the height of insurgent violence in Iraq, poignantly searching for meaning and manhood." Craig's work was exhibited at The International Photojournalism Festival of Perpignan France in 2010.

Craig's photography has also been honored by the Sidney Hillman Foundation, Editor & Publisher's, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, POYi, National Headliner's, Unicef, ASNE and SND.

Publish Date  April 21, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  106 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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jmkincaid

jmkincaid says

Mea culpa. That should have said "...who have largely ruined heartfelt patriotism...", not how.

posted at 12:16pm Jul 29 PST

jmkincaid

jmkincaid says

@Oregon: As a bleeding heart liberal, I'm also a flag-waving, patriotic American who is grateful for the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make every single day. Please don't lump us all into one category. I'm sure you'd be just as offended to be lumped together with the neo-con, right wing-nuts and Reps how have largely ruined heartfelt patriotism for many Americans by make it an all-or-nothing proposition. Speaking out in the face of injustice or poorly executed policies is just as much an exercise in patriotism as saluting the flag is. And both are what our men and women in uniform fight for.

posted at 12:14pm Jul 29 PST

oregon

oregon says

Thank God this country is still producing brave young men willing to volunteer to protect us and our values. The libs and the dems have tried to destroy this patriotic feeling, but glad to know it's still out there...thanks to the moms and dads who support their warriors. it's hard, but they must be so proud. We love you guys

posted at 07:16am Jul 12 PST

dmkilbride

dmkilbride says

Haaaaa...the boot camp pic's brought back some memories.

posted at 06:46am Jun 06 PST

Photologyst

Photologyst says

My gawd! They are just kids.

My heart aches.

posted at 04:33pm May 16 PST

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