Saturday, June 21, 2008

Cancer claims photographer Angela Pancrazio

Angela Pancrazio, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who worked at the Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News, has died of brain cancer at age 51, the Arizona Republic reported today. She won the Pulitzer as a member of the staff of the Oakland Tribune for her work covering the Bay Area earthquake of Oct. 17, 1989. She joined the Phoenix newspaper in 1999. Her obit in the Republic said:
    Pancrazio would embrace any method of telling a story. When pictures were not enough, she wrote. And when that was not enough, she used video.

    "Angela is symbolic of the 'renaissance' journalist. She had exceptional writing and storytelling skills, but she was able to bring her subjects to life through more than just words," said Randy Lovely, editor and vice president for news at The Arizona Republic.
(Photo credit: Carlos Chavez, The Arizona Republic)

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