2005 Pulitzer finalist | Feature Photography
Finalist Luis Sinco of Los Angeles Times.
For his iconic photograph of an exhausted U.S. Marine’s face after a daylong battle in Iraq.
I took this photograph of Lance Cpl. James Blake Miller on Nov. 9, 2004, while embedded with his Marine unit as they mounted an assault on the insurgent stronghold of Fallouja, Iraq. The image was published on the front pages of more than 150 newspapers and widely viewed on television and the internet. A country boy from Kentucky, Miller became an icon of the war. Many saw a heroic figure. In Miller’s eyes I saw a man at the point of breaking. It was how I felt, too.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)