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Caroline Valenta, a newspaper photographer and Pulitzer Prize
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Caroline Valenta, a newspaper photographer and Pulitzer Prize nominee, poses with her 1929 Ford Model A in front of The Houston Post building in 1948. A trailblazer for women photojournalists, Valenta carried a Speed Graphic camera when, in 1947 at age 23, she was sent to cover a major industrial disaster in Texas City, Texas, for the Houston Post. Shortly before her death Feb. 20 in Westhampton, Valenta, 88, was shooting photos with an iPad, said her son Grover V. Gatewood. A longtime resident of Lindenhurst and Sag Harbor, Valenta had battled pancreatic cancer.(Credit: Maurice "Hack" Miller)

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Caroline Valenta, a trailblazing photographer

A trailblazer for women photojournalists, Caroline Valenta began her career in photojournalism with the Houston Post and was shooting photos on her iPad up to her death of pancreatic cancer at age 88.