Photojournalist Mary Chind has been with the Des Moines Register since 1999. Chind previously worked for two Arizona newspapers, The Sierra Vista Herald and The Tucson Citizen.
While reporting on people in the news from Arizona and Iowa, Chind has traveled throughout the United States and other countries on special assignments. She has received numerous awards for her work on local and national levels. In 2010, she received a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for her image from a dramatic water rescue on the Des Moines River. Her other interests include gardening, junking and fixing up her old farmhouse in Altoona, Iowa.