After The Fire - 2001 Pulitzer Prize
On January 19, 2000, a fire spread through a dormitory on the campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. By the time the fire was out, three students were dead and 58 were seriously injured.
Freshman roommates Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons were critically burned trying to escape the fire.
The Star-Ledger documented the boys' recovery for 9 months. The newspaper published a 7-part series in September, 2000. The images from the project were awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and the 2000 RFK Journalism Award for Domestic Photojournalistm.