Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is an historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five U. S. Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the U. S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WW II.It became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and came to be regarded in the U. S. as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war.
In 1963 a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk set himself on fire in protest of the persecution of Buddhists by the government of South Vietnam. Malcolm Browne was there to photograph it, and received a Pulitzer Prize for it. The body of the monk was re-cremated, however his heart remained intact. Buddhists saw this as a symbol of compassion, and saw in him a bodhisattva (enlightenment-being), which made an even bigger impact on the public.
A Libyan revolutionary fighter runs for cover while attacking pro-Gadhafi forces in Sirte, Libya, Oct. 2011 (Manu Brabo/AP) Photographer Manu Brabo. AP Photographer and 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for Breaking News Photography Manu Brabo. Manu Brabo was born in Spain in 1981.