Tyler Hicks

Journalist, Visual Artist

1969 –


Who is Tyler Hicks?

Tyler Hicks is an American photojournalist who works as a staff photographer for The New York Times. Based in Kenya, he typically covers foreign affairs, with an emphasis in recent years on conflict and war, but also works at times on assignments across the United States.

Hicks was named the newspaper photographer of the year by the Missouri School of Journalism's Pictures of the Year International contest in 2007. He shared the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting with a team from The New York Times recognized for coverage of Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he works frequently in the field, focusing on the ground-level experience. In 2010, his photographs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with the war correspondence of his colleagues Dexter Filkins and C.J. Chivers, with whom he often works, were selected by New York University as being among the Top Ten Works of Journalism of the Decade. Hicks received a George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting in 2011.

Hicks was previously a freelance photographer based in Africa and the Balkans, and worked for newspapers in North Carolina and Ohio. He has worked in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Russia, Bosnia, Lebanon, Israel, Gaza, Chechnya and many countries in Africa, including South Sudan during the 2011 referendum. He graduated from Staples High School in 1988, and went on to Boston University's College of Communication, where he earned a degree in Journalism in 1992. He returned to Boston University in 2011 to deliver the commencement address at the College of Communication.

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Jul 9, 1969
São Paulo
  • United States of America
  • Boston University
  • Boston University College of Communication
  • Staples High School

on July 23, 2013


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