Michel duCille

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Michel duCille has been Director of photography for The Washington Post since November 2007; he joined the Post in 1988 as picture editor. In 2005 he was an associate editor working primarily as a project photojournalist.

    duCille is a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In April 2008 he shared the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service with writers, Anne Hull and Dana Priest for a series of investigative stories exposing mistreatment of wounded Iraq war veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical center, evoking a national outcry and producing reforms by federal officials. He shared his first Pulitzer in spot news photography with fellow Miami Herald staff photographer Carol Guzy, for their coverage of the November 1985 eruption of Colombia's Nevado Del Ruiz volcano. A second Pulitzer Prize in feature photography was awarded for his photo essay on crack cocaine addicts in a Miami housing project.

    He has been a photojournalist since high school where he began his photography career working at The Gainesville (GA) Times. He joined The Miami Herald's photography staff in 1981; after internships at The Louisville Courier Journal/Times in 1979 and The Miami Herald in 1980.

    He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Journalism and holds a Master of Science degree in journalism from Ohio University.

    duCille, was born in Kingston, Jamaica; he became a naturalized U.S citizen in 1984.