|Residence Arlington, Virginia|
Name Carol Guzy
Born March 7, 1956Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Spouse Jonathan Utz (m. 1988–1998)
Education Northampton Community College
Artwork Haiti, July - October, The Buckles Family
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography
Similar People Lucian Perkins, Michael Williamson, Nikki Kahn, Ricky Carioti, Michel duCille
Carol guzy in photos
Carol Guzy (born March 7, 1956) is an American news photographer for The Washington Post. She has won the Pulitzer Prize four times—one of four people to do so, and the only journalist with that achievement.
- Carol guzy in photos
- Global journalist carol guzy pulitzer winning photojournalist
- Life and career
- Selected works
Global journalist carol guzy pulitzer winning photojournalist
Life and career
Guzy was born into a working-class family in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and she grew up there.
She graduated with an Associate degree in nursing in 1977 from Northampton Community College and planned to work as a nurse until a friend gave her a camera. In 1980, she earned an associate degree in applied science in photography from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Afterward she became an intern, and then a photographer, at The Miami Herald. She married UPI photographer Jonathan Utz in 1988. That year she also moved to The Washington Post, following her husband to a job in the city. They divorced in 1998.
In 1990, Guzy was the first woman to receive the Newspaper Photographer of the Year Award, presented by the National Press Photographers Association.
She was detained by police and arrested on April 15, 2000 as a part of the IMF World Bank detentions.
In 2001, she was awarded the Northampton Community College Alumni Association's Professional Achievement Award. Upon receiving it, Guzy said,
The nursing program gave me more than a degree. It helped me gain an understanding of human suffering and an incredible sensitivity to it. I know that without this background, my photography would have a totally different edge
Besides her work in the Washington Post, Guzy's work has appeared on the Photography Channel.
In August 2007, Guzy's photos of animals left behind on the Gulf Coast, where she spent months in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, were included in a three-artist benefit exhibit titled "Lest We Forget: Three Perspectives on Hurricane Katrina" at the Discovery Too art gallery in Bethesda, Maryland.
Guzy lives in Arlington, Virginia.