A Charlottesville Photographer Took His Tragic, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Shot on His Last Day. Now He Works for a Brewery

Source: Time

By ARIC JENKINS

Updated: April 16, 2018 7:58 PM ET

On the last day of his job at a local newsroom, photojournalist Ryan Kelly took a picture that would end up winning him a Pulitzer Prize. Now, he works for a brewery.

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Kelly captured the award-winning image in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 12, 2017, when an Ohio man drove a car into a crowd of counter-protestors at a white nationalist rally, striking several people and leaving 32-year-old Heather Heyer dead. Kelly was employed at the city’s sole daily newspaper, The Daily Progress, at the time. His photograph ran on the paper’s front page and served as a snapshot of the deadly incident. On Monday, Kelly was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer for Breaking News Photography.

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