Ozier Muhammad

Ozier Muhammad is an American photojournalist who has been on the New York Times staff since 1992. He has also worked for Ebony Magazine, The Charlotte Observer, and Newsday.


In 1985, Ozier Muhammad shared the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting with Josh Friedman and Dennis Bell for a series of Newsday reports entitled “Africa, The Desperate Continent.” This series was about drought and famine taking place in Africa and its political consequences, and it earned Muhammad the Polk Award in News Photography.

Muhammad has also been recognized for his work taking photos in Harlem since he moved to New York in 1980. He has also taken iconic photographs of Barack Obama’s campaign, Haiti after the earthquake, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and the NATO protest in Chicago, his hometown.

Here is some of his work.

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