Photojournalist Michel du Cille.
The late Jamaican-born photojournalist Michel du Cille was honored with one additional award remembering his remarkable career.
The late du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, was recently named the recipient of the National Association of Black Journalists 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
The photojournalist worked for The Washington Post as a photo editor from 1988 to 2005 before becoming the Post’s senior photographer. He also was the newspaper’s director of photography and an assistant managing editor.
Cille earned his undergraduate degree from the Indiana University School of Journalism, followed by a graduate degree from Ohio University.
In 1986, Cille received his first Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography alongside Miami Herald staff photographer Carol Guzy for their coverage of the eruption of Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano in November 1985.
Cille was awarded the Pulitzer for Feature Photography in 1988 for a photo essay on crack cocaine addicts in a Miami housing project.
In 2008, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service with Washington Post reporters Dana Priest and Anne Hull, for “exposing mistreatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital.”
“Michel du Cille was a talented photojournalist whose images were compelling, thought-provoking and immensely powerful,” National Association of Black Journalists President Bob Butler said in a statement. “While some see the visual image as enhancements to a story, he composed images which were limitless in their ability to themselves tell honest stories.”
Cille also served on the board of the National Press Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Foundation.
Cille, 58, died on Dec. 11 from a heart attack while on assignment in Liberia.
Cille will be honored Aug. 8 at the association’s Convention and Career Fair in Minneapolis, with his family and friends in attendance.