Saleh Khalaf, a 9-year-old Iraqi boy, was severely maimed by an IED explosion. His indomitable spirit – which earned Saleh the nickname Lion Heart – moved Air Force surgeons in Iraq to launch an international mercy mission to save him. Throughout the ordeal Saleh's father, Raheem, stayed at the boy's side, ready with a comforting touch like this. The blast that killed his brother left the boy with one eye, shrapnel in his brain, most of one arm missing, only a thumb and one finger on the other hand and his abdomen ripped wide open. He was brought from Iraq to Oakland's Children's Hospital for longterm treatment and recovery. Photograph by Deanne Fitzmaurice
DURHAM, NC (May 12, 2014) – In the next installment of NPPA's Photo Journal, veteran photography editor Jim Colton talks with Deanne Fitzmaurice about her life after the Pulitzer Prize, her entrepreneurial venture with husband Kurt Rogers, embracing multimedia, staying connected with her subjects, and getting naked for the sake of the story.
NPPA's Photo Journal on "Deanne Fitzmaurice: Multi-Tasker" begins online here.