Entry Title: ” FAITH, THE DOG”
Name: Carol Guzy, United States
Category: Professional, Pets
Entry Description: Faith, the dog, walks to a room at Red Roof Inn with her person Jude Stringfellow. Faith was born without front legs and has learned to walk upright. She travels the country visiting schools and military hospitals, serving as an inspiration for overcoming adversity and “making people happy” says Stringfellow.
About the Artist:
Carol Guzy was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on March 7, 1956. She lived there until 1978 when she completed her studies at Northampton County Area Community College, graduating with an Associate’s degree in Registered Nursing. A change of heart led her to the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida to study photography. She graduated in 1980 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Photography. While at the Art Institute, she interned at The Miami Herald and upon graduation was hired as a staff photographer. She spent eight years at the newspaper before moving to Washington, DC in 1988 where she is currently a staff photographer at The Washington Post. Her assignments include both domestic and international stories and documentary reportage. She has been honored twice with the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for her coverage of the military intervention in Haiti and the devastating mudslide in Armero, Colombia. She has received a rare third Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for her work in Kosovo as well. She has been named Photographer of the Year for the National Press Photographers Association three times and eight times for the White House News Photographers Association and has earned other prestigious awards in her chosen profession of photojournalism.