"Gang violence isn't news - it happens all the time." That's what editors at The Los Angeles Times told photographer Barbara Davidson when she proposed the idea of documenting gangs in LA. Instead of giving up, Barbara was fueled to spend the next three years showing how deeply entrenched gang culture is in our society. She eventually received a seven-page spread in the LA Times and created a multimedia piece titled, "Caught In The Crossfire".
Barbara Davidson has been a staff photographer for The Los Angeles Times since 2007. She won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and a National Emmy for her Multi-Media documentary of innocent victims trapped in the crossfire of Los Angeles's deadly gang violence. She also won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography with seven fellow staff members for their Hurricane Katrina coverage. That same year, the Pictures of The Year International Competition (POYI) named Davidson 'Newspaper Photographer of The Year'.