Todd Heisler is an American photojournalist. As a Chicago native, his career was started by working for a number of a small newspapers in suburban Chicago, and then continued by joining The Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado, as a staff photographer, in 2001. The New York Times became his next step to move on. It was 2006, until present. He was born on January 4, 1972, in Arlington, Illinois. Graduated his education in 1994 as a graduate of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University.
He was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his images depicting the families of Marines killed in Iraq titled ‘Final Salute’. He was also apart of the team that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of wildfires in Colorado. Both prizes he earned with The Rocky Mountain News.
He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Kelly. Based in New York City, he covers a variety of assignments, focusing on national news and American life.
Becoming a photographer, it is his goal to make photographs that transcend the differences and help make sense the world we live in. “I want to make photographs that make people stop, to feel something, to gain a greater respect for people they may never meet,” he said once.