Cheryl Diaz Meyer


Cheryl Diaz Meyer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, independent photographer known for her coverage of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and for her insightful documentation of women facing violence in global conflicts. Diaz Meyer won the 2004 Pulitzer for Breaking News Photography with colleague David Leeson for coverage of the Iraq invasion. Diaz Meyer's photos have also been recognized by the Overseas Press Club, the NPPA, Visa pour l'Image, the White House News Photographers Association, and others throughout her 25-year career.

Diaz Meyer has covered stories in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Her photographs are exhibited worldwide, including at the Newseum's Pulitzer Prize Exhibit in Washington, D.C.

Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, NPR, HuffPost, China Daily, Life, Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, Der Spiegel, and Cosmopolitan, as well as several books.

During her tenure as visual editor for McClatchy's Washington bureau, she was part of a team that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the Panama Papers project. She also worked as a staff photographer at The Dallas Morning News and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.