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Photographer Narciso Contreras *

An apartment destroyed by tank shelling is seen in a building in the Karm al-Jabel neighborhood after several days of intense clashes between rebel fighters and the Syrian army in Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 28, 2012. This image was one in a series of 20 by AP photographers that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)

2013 Pulitzer Prize Photographer Narciso Contreras

November 13, 2013

AP Photographer and 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for Breaking News Photography Narciso Contreras.


Contreras is an AP photographer, born in Mexico City in 1975. He

started his career working as a freelance photographer for the

newspapers Excelsior and El Centro.

Narciso Contreras' work focuses on

human nature, conflict, and religious communities. For the last three

years, Contreras has dedicated his photographic work to war coverage in

Syria as well as the civil war in Burma and conflict in Kashmir.

He has

also documented the religious communities of northern India and the

influence of Maoism in Nepal. Contreras studied philosophy at the

Philosophy College, UNAM and photography at the EAF Escuela Activa de


Contreras has been working professionally as a freelance

photographer for the past five years.

Contreras, along with fellow AP

photographers, Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed

Muheisen were awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News

Photograph for his gripping work covering the Syrian civil war. (Associated Press)