The Board of Directors of the Northern Short Course in Photojournalism and the National Press Photographers Foundation are pleased to announce Gabriel Scarlett is the recipient of the 2018 Michel du Cille Memorial Scholarship. Scarlett, a junior at Western Kentucky University is pursuing a degree in photojournalism and a minor in Arabic. He has completed an internship with the Denver Post and will be interning at the Los Angeles Times during the 2018 summer.
The judges had a wide selection of high quality applicants to choose from. Scholarship judge Carol Guzy said of Scarlett’s images, “Scarlett’s work on the Poisoned Land story is powerful and intimate, filled with moments and content. The quality of the images is stunning and evokes a visceral response for an important issue. It is in the spirit of Michel’s legacy to raise awareness and portray individuals with dignity.
Scarlett will receive an award of $750 (US) towards travel and lodging, plus a three-day complimentary registration to the Northern Short Course, being held March 1-3, 2018 in Fairfax, VA. The judges for the du Cille Scholarship were Carol Guzy and Nikki Kahn.
The Michel du Cille Memorial Scholarship commemorates the life of Michel du Cille, a Jamaican-born American photojournalist and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes during his career at The Miami Herald and The Washington Post. Du Cille passed away on December 11, 2014, while covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia on assignment for The Washington Post.