The project required a long-term commitment from the Post, as well as the man behind the lens: Walker shot snaps of Fisher over a 27-month period. These days, few news organizations of any type, newspapers included, are willing to expend the resources necessary to make such a story happen.
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The Pulitzer is an acknowledgment both of Walker's impressive and deeply committed work and the effort expended to make it happen. See a gallery of the award-winning photos by clicking here.