Los Angeles Times photographer Barbara Davidson has been named Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the annual Pictures of the Year International competition.
Davidson received first place honors for a portfolio of images from 2013 that depicted trauma surgeons at work, maximum-security inmates at Corcoran State Prison and an Afghan girl treated in the United States for severe burns, among other subjects.
The Pictures of the Year announcement praised Davidson's "stunning images" and "strong balance of powerful aesthetic with solid journalistic content." The competition is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Davidson won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for pictures documenting the suffering of victims of gang violence.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times