Addis Foto Fest 2012



Michel du Cille

Ebola in Liberia Collection and Portfolio Review
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MICHEL du CILLE, 55, was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Du Cille is a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In April 2008 he shared the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service with writers, Anne Hull and Dana Priest of The Washington Post, exposing mistreatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He shared his first Pulitzer in spot news photography with fellow Miami Herald staff photographer Carol Guzy, on coverage of the November 1985 eruption of Colombia's Nevado Del Ruiz volcano, which caused a massive mudslide killing an estimated 25,000 people. In 1988 second Pulitzer, in feature photography, was awarded for his photo essay on crack cocaine addicts in a Miami housing project. Under his leadership as Assistant Managing Editor for Photography at the Washington Post, three staff photographers, Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking New Photography for their work on the Haiti earthquake and subsequent aftermath. Since 2012 he is an Associate Editor/Photojournalist at the Washington Post.

His current work on the Ebola crisis in Liberia is his contribution to the Addis Foto Fest, accompanied by an article about his experience as a photojournalist and as a person as he documented the ongoing progress of the disease in Monrovia.



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