Michel duCille is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He shared his first Pulitzer in the spot news category 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 in the feature category was awarded for his photo essay on crack cocaine addicts in a Miami housing project. "I always had an interest in journalism, and my father introduced me to the photographer at the small paper where he worked," says duCille. "So I just decided in my junior year of high school that this is what I wanted to do and they gave me a job."
The post-hurricane debate over resuscitating a New Orleans neighborhood will test this city's mettle and is sure to expose tensions over race, poverty and political power.
With the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, the marshes of southeastern Iraq have been returned to their natural state. During his presidency, Hussein had drained the wetlands to eliminate a hiding place for Shiite Muslims. Now, after engineers have re-flooded the area, the Marsh Arabs have returned home to reclaim their lives and their culture.
After 14 years of civil war, even rumors of more fighting are enough to force thousands of Liberians to flee their homes in search of safety making them, in the parlance of international aid workers, internally displaced people.