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Carolyn Cole

Carolyn Cole is a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times, where she has spent twelve years covering national and international news. Her coverage of the civil crisis in Liberia won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. Cole is a two-time winner of the Robert Capa Gold Medal for war photography from the Overseas Press Club of America—for her work in Iraq and Liberia (2003) and her photographs of the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem (2002). Her most recent assignments have included the war in Lebanon, conflict in Sudan, and the ongoing AIDS crisis. Cole is currently based in New York.


Someone Won’t Be Coming Home Tonight

In Gettysburg, not long ago, I sat down for a home-cooked meal with my parents, who had just returned from a winter spent lawn bowling in Florida. My father, a thirty-four-year veteran of the US Navy, rarely talks about his years of service during th [...]