Mr. Craig F. Walker
- 2010 winner, Feature Photography category
- 2012 winner, Feature Photography category
- Photojournalist of The Denver Post
Craig F. Walker joined the staff of The Denver Post in 1998 and has covered a broad range of stories including the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States military, post-traumatic stress disorder, the Occupy movement and daily life in Colorado.
Raised in York, Pennsylvania, Craig graduated from the Rhode Island School of Photography and began his career working for the Marlborough Enterprise and the Berkshire Eagle in Massachusetts.
In 2010, Craig's photo essay Ian Fisher: American Soldier, an "intimate portrait of a teenager who joins the Army at the height of insurgent violence in Iraq, poignantly searching for meaning and manhood," won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. Craig's work was exhibited at The International Photojournalism Festival of Perpignan in 2010.
In 2012, Craig was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for Welcome Home, The Story of Scott Ostrom, a "compassionate chronicle of an honorably discharged veteran, home from Iraq and struggling with a severe case of post-traumatic stress, images that enable viewers to better grasp a national issue." Craig was also named Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition.
Craig's photography has also been honored by the Sidney Hillman Foundation, Editor & Publisher's Photos of the Year Competition, Harry Chapin Media
Awards, National Press Photographer's Association Best of Photojournalism Contest, Pictures of the Year International, National Headliner's Awards, Unicef Photo of the Year Contest, American Society of News Editors and Society of News Design.
Craig now lives in Englewood, Colorado with his wife, Jamie Cotten, and their newborn son, Quinn.