Bradley graduate wins Pulitzer
Renée C. Byer ’80 has earned the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. “A Mother’s Journey” is a series of black-and-white photographs that chronicle a year in the lives of a single mother and her son as he battled a rare form of childhood cancer. She also earned the World Understanding Award by Pictures of the Year International for the series.
Byer has been a news photographer, photo editor, and designer for more than 25 years. She has worked at many daily newspapers including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Hartford Courant, and the Journal Star in Peoria. She has worked at The Sacramento Bee since 2003.
In addition to the Pulitzer, Byer has won awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Society of News Design, the Associated Press, and the Best of the West photo and design contests. In 2005, she won the Harry Chapin Media Award for World Hunger in photojournalism for her photographs on biotechnology and the McClatchy President’s Award for her photographs in the “Women at War” series.
A feature on Byer will follow in the upcoming fall issue of Bradley Hilltopics.
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