Nikki Kahn

Nikki Kahn is the 2011 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, which is shared with Ricky Carioti and Carol Guzy. Kahn joined the staff at The Washington Post in January 2005 after her previous job as a photographer and editor at Knight-Ridder Tribune Photo Service in Washington, D.C. She has also worked as a staff photographer at the Indianapolis Star and as an intern at the Washington Times, the News Journal in Wilmington, Del., and the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska.

Born in Georgetown, Guyana, Kahn moved to Washington, D.C., and studied at American University where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in visual media and art history in May 1996. She later attended Syracuse University and completed a Masters of Science degree in photography in May 2004, with a project on AIDS in Guyana.

She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband Michel du Cille.

Featured Work

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 9: Xavier Clemons, 21, kisses his three-day-old daughter Taveah Washington at their apartment home in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, November 9, 2010. Clemons watched as his daughter was born in his car after his girlfriend Tamia Washington, 25, laboring in a delivery room at Washington Hospital Center for several hours on Monday, was sent home by the staff the staff saying she wasn't ready to deliver. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)