Carolyn Van Houten is a Pulitzer Prize winning staff photojournalist at the Washington Post. Prior to joining The Post, she worked for the San Antonio Express-News and National Geographic, among others. She has covered stories in dozens of countries from Angola to Antarctica. Her work focuses on the impact of policy on communities, especially with regard to immigration, health, and science. Carolyn was a recipient of the Overseas Press Club's Robert Capa Gold Medal, RFK Human Rights Award, Pictures of the Year International Newspaper Photographer of the Year, and was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media. She worked on three of the stories in the 2C: Beyond the Limit series that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. When not on assignment, she weaves textiles, rides horses competitively, and spends time with her husband and two cats.