Damon Winter was a judge in the 2019 v15 Photography Competition Contest
WPJA Judge since 2006 -
Damon Winter joined the staff of the New York Times in May 2007 after working as a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times. He has previously worked for The Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, Magnum Photos as well as The Ventura County Star and Indianapolis Star. Damon has covered a broad range of stories including conflicts in Israel and Afghanistan, 9/11 in New York, the Olympics and feature stories in Haiti, Vietnam, Cuba, Russia and India among others.
Damon was born in New York and grew up in St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. He studied at Columbia University in New York where he received a Bachelor's degree in environmental science. Damon has won Emmy, Dupont and Visa pour l’Image awards as well as multiple honors from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, and NPPA Best of Photojournalism including POY and NPPA Newspaper Photographer of the Year. His photo essay on sexual abuse victims in western Alaska was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for Feature Photography and won the National Journalism Award for Photojournalism that year. His coverage of Barack Obama’s historic campaign for the presidency was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Feature photography.
He lives in Manhattan with his partner Béatrice, son Noa and cat Pearl.