Stephanie Welsh (born 27 June 1973) is an American photographer turned midwife. During her photography career, Welsh became the youngest person to win a Pulitzer Prize when she won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for her photographs on a Kenyan circumcision. While in nursing, she was the secretary of the American College of Nurse Midwives from 2014 to 2015 before her promotion to vice president.
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Early life and educationEdit
Welsh began her career as a newspaper intern in Syracuse before moving to Nairobi to work at the Daily Nation in 1994. She returned to the United States in 1996 to become a photographer for The Palm Beach Post and remained with the newspaper until 1999 when she left photography. After retiring from photography, Welsh became a midwife at an ob/gyn in Mansfield, Connecticut. During her nursing career, Welsh taught at multiple universities include the University of Connecticut and Georgetown University. Outside of teaching, she was a secretary for the Connecticut branch of the American College of Nurse Midwives from 2014 to 2015 before being promoted to vice president.
Awards and honorsEdit
Welsh won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for her photographs of a female genital mutilation in Kenya. Age 22 at the time of her award, she is the youngest person to win a Pulitzer. Her Kenyan circumcision photos won second place during the 1996 World Press Photo contest in the People in the News category. Welsh's photographs were added to the compliations of photos held at the Newseum and St. Lawrence University.
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