Frank Xavier Filan (December 7, 1905[1]-July 23, 1952[2]) was an Associated Press photographers and one of the winners of the 1944 Pulitzer Prize for Photography. He entered U.S. military service in 1929, and covered the pacific theater in WWII as a photographer.[1]

"Tarawa Island", Filan's Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Filan began his career with the Los Angeles Times.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Heinz Dietrich Fischer (June 2011). Picture Coverage of the World: Pulitzer Prize Winning Photos. LIT Verlag Münster. pp. 8–9. ISBN 978-3-643-10844-9. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Frank Filan Dies; Photographer, 47". New York Times. Associated Press. July 24, 1952. p. 27.