"I have a lot of complicated feelings about this photo," said Kelly of his image.
DAMN is the first hip-hop or contemporary music of any style to win the award.
Breslin captured everyday life in New York City for decades, famed for a style that was 'equal parts Dickens and Yogi Berra.'
Additional winners include 'The Sympathizer' by Viet Thanh Nguyen in fiction and the Associated Press in the public service journalism category.
This is the first novel published by the reclusive author since the 1960 classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'