Photo: MONROVIA, LIBERIA – SEPTEMBER 05, 2014: James Dorbor, 8, suspected to have Ebola, is rushed in by medical staff wearing protective clothing into the JFK Ebola treatment centre on September 05, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. James Dorbor, 8, had been sick and showing symptoms of Ebola for previous 3-4 days – extreme weakness, loss of appetite, toileting and vomiting.. Edward, James father first took the boy to the S.O.S clinic, nearby for treatment, but being an ordinary hospital medical staff were too afraid to treat the boy. Edward then walked James to the JFK Ebola treatment facility nearby. That day the scene outside of the JFK was chaotic. One boy lay dead in the back of an ambulance, as three of his family members sat inside with the body. Two family members lay in the back of a taxi unable to move. Others lay strewn on the dirt, underneath a shelter, too weak to stand, some laying on benches. James lay on the dirt outside of the JFK centre for hours waiting to be admitted. Edward fought hard to get his son to drink fluids but to no avail. At one point James convulsed for a few minutes and then lay motionless. Onlookers gasped and Edward reacted believing that his son had passed, but the boy still hung on for a few more hours. Late in the afternoon, the gates opened and the waiting people rushed in to the clinic leaving James on the ground as he was unable to move on his own. His father was too afraid to carry him as he only had a pair of gloves on and onlookers were already worried that he had had too much contact with his son. Edward ran to he heavy gate and beat on the door to get attention and informed them frantically of James condition. It took health workers some time to dress themselves in protective clothing and then rushed the boy inside once the area had been sprayed with chlorine surrounding the boy. According to health officials, James passed away shortly after being admitted.
Getty Images photojournalist Daniel Berehulak has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the Feature Photography category at the 99th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music.
‘ The award-winning Australian photojournalist has been recognised for his ground-breaking body of work covering the Ebola epidemic for The New York Times, which was captured over a period of 14 weeks. Daniel spent time in rural and urban areas of West Africa and his imagery documents the difficult, heart-breaking work carried out by aid workers and the local communities. He also captured compelling images of Ebola survivors and their families.”
Based between Barcelona and New Delhi, Daniel began his career working in sport photography with Getty Images, before shifting his focus to world news, social issues and politics. In 2002 he started with Getty Images in Sydney, shooting mainly sport, and from 2005 to 2009 was based in London as a Getty Images staff news photographer. Daniel then relocated to New Delhi to advance Getty Images’ coverage of the Indian subcontinent, with a focus on the social and political instability of Pakistan and its neighbours. As of July 2013, Daniel moved from staff to Getty Images Reportage as a key represented photographer to focus on a combination of long-term personal projects, breaking news and client assignments.