Pulitzer Prize Feature Photography winner: Strider Wolf

Globe staff photographer Jessica Rinaldi won the Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for her compelling depiction of a boy living in poverty in Maine.
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Strider Wolf reached to grab a sapling, revealing a scar that snaked up his stomach and a dimple that marked the place where a feeding tube had once been. He was climbing a tree at the first of several campgrounds that would be home for his family over the summer. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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After two years of not paying the rent, the Grants’ landlord gave them 30 days to pack their things and leave. On the night of the eviction, Strider and Gallagher were left in the back of the car while Lanette and Larry moved their possessions into a rented semi-truck parked on a lot. Tired and acting out, Gallagher bit Strider, who recoiled and pressed himself against the car window. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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As the night went on it became clear that they were not going to be able to take all of their possessions with them. Michael's fiancee, Ashly (left) stood in the doorway with Lanette as they took a break from packing up the family's belongings on the night of the eviction. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Strider carried gallon jugs of water to Lanette after filling them from a spigot behind the camper. She needed the water to wash dishes and bathe the boys after warming it on the stove. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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After the beating, Strider and Gallagher were sent to live with their paternal grandmother and grandfather. They fell behind on the rent, and after two years of not paying, their landlord kicked them out. With nowhere else to go, the family piled into a camper and began to bounce from campsite to campsite. Inside the cramped camper, Strider pulled his pajamas over his head as he changed in his grandparents’ bedroom. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Strider walked towards the camper with a flower pressed between his thumb and forefinger for Lanette, a conciliatory gesture after she yelled at him for wetting the bed. His therapist had explained that his bed-wetting was a response to trauma, either the unfolding upset in their lives, or some resurrecting memory. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Lanette often lamented that she and Larry weren't able to be grandparents to the boys because they had to play the role of Mom and Dad. But on this afternoon the sun broke through the trees and for a carefree moment she and Strider played together. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Gallagher sat in the center of a circle his brother, Strider, etched around him in the dirt. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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On the night of the eviction the boys climbed into a rusted Ford sunk in the horse field. Strider held broken automotive hoses to his eyes like a pair of binoculars. He tipped his head upward. “What’s on the moon?” Strider asked. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Strider waited for Lanette to return from WalMart with his birthday cake. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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Larry and Lanette packed for hours until daylight ran out and they had nothing to see by but the car headlights. The landlord had cut the power and put locks on the electrical boxes in an attempt to force them off of the property. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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As Larry and Lanette packed up their belongings, Strider wandered into his bedroom and peered at his things. Much of what was left in the room would be forfeited, along with his bicycle and many of the family's other possessions. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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After living in several campgrounds over the summer, the Grants appear in Maine District Court to try to retrieve their belongings from the mobile home. Without a lawyer, the Grants have few options for recourse against their former landlord. The Grants were only allowed to reclaim a few personal possessions. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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After months of searching for a new place to live, a Craigslist post finally turned up a home they could afford. Anna Cunningham, of Skowhegan, arrived at the family's new home with beds for the boys and couches and chairs for the family and Lanette grabbed her and pulled her in for a grateful hug. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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“Medicine!” Lanette called as she pulled out the plastic bin of the boys’ medicines. Strider extended his hand for his morning meds. “We haven’t been here 24 hours, and I’m tired already,” Lanette said. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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After waking up in his new home and pulling on a newly donated bathrobe, Strider affixed a giant leaf to the end of a stick and played in the backyard. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
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