Carol Guzy was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and completed her studies at Northampton County Area Community College, graduating with an Associate's degree in Registered Nursing. She graduated in 1980 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Photography from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. 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 became a staff photographer at The Washington Post through 2014.She is currently freelance. She has won the Pulitzer Prize four times, being the only journalist to have achieved this honor. 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 many other prestigious awards. She specializes in long-term documentary human interest projects, spot news and feature stories, both domestic and international as well as local daily assignments and currently editing for book projects. (Photo shot in Mosul, Iraq, 2017.)