John L. Gaunt

John L. Gaunt

John L. Gaunt (June 4, 1924 – October 26, 2007) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American photographer. He was born in Syracuse, New York.

His 1955 award-winning photo entitled "Tragedy by the Sea" depicted a young couple standing together beside a violent sea that had just taken their infant son away. As well as the Pulitzer, the photograph won an Associated Press Managing Editor's Award, and a prize from the California-Nevada Associated Press. He died in Desert Hot Springs, California.cite web |url=http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-gaunt27oct27,1,1106416.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california|title=John L. Gaunt Jr., 83; won Pulitzer as Times photographer|accessdate=2007-10-27 |author=|date= |work= |publisher=LA Times]

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