The winners of the popular ones have just been known Pulitzer Prizes journalism awarded by Columbia University (New York). Among them, of course, those strictly dedicated to photography that fall into two specific categories: ‘Feature Photography’Which rewards the best photojournalism job of the year, and ‘Breaking News Photography‘, dedicated to topical series made by a team of photographers.
Well, in this 2020 edition the first of these awards went to the photographers Channi Anand, Mukhtar Khan and Dar Yasin Perennial to the Associated Press agency for their “shocking images of the disputed Kashmir territory, while India revoked its independence, an operation that it carried out during a communication blackout”
As for the editorial photography category, named ‘Breaking News Photography’The award fell again (as last year and also the year before) on the Reuters agency team of photographers, among which is Navarra Susana Vera (first Spanish to win that award), this time for her coverage of the Hong Kong protests.
More specifically, the judges valued their “Broad-spectrum photographs of Hong Kong citizens protesting the violation of their civil liberties and defending the autonomy of their region against the Chinese government“
Both winners carry a medal accrediting the award obtained in addition to a cash prize from $ 15,000. Awards that, under normal conditions, are delivered at an awards gala that this time had to be canceled and the announcement made over the Internet. Furthermore, the ruling it was delayed two weeks because some of the journalists on the jury were covering the coronavirus pandemic and needed additional time to evaluate the nominations.
“Ironically —Comment from the organization— The first time the awards were presented was in June 1917, less than a year before the outbreak of the Spanish influenza pandemic in 1918.” In any case, they are convinced that “During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, one thing we know for sure is that journalism never stops.“
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Cover photo | ‘Women shout slogans as Indian policemen fire teargas and live ammunition in the air to stop a protest march in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019’ © Dar Yasin / APNews