Richard Murphy was the photo editor of the Anchorage Daily News from 1985 to 2011. During his time with the Daily News, he was on a team that won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He and his team of photojournalists were nominated the next year for news photography. Murphy has also been a nominating juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in 2010 and 2011. Murphy’s work has been displayed in galleries such as the Decker Morris Gallery. His work is on permanent display at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the University of Alaska Museum, the State of Alaska Museum and the National Press Photographers Association’s archives.