The Associated Press was honored Monday for its international photojournalism, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography as seen in gripping images of life in Indian-controlled Kashmir and being named a finalist in breaking news photography for coverage of violent protests in Haiti.
The feature photography achievement — the 54th Pulitzer won by AP — was awarded on the strength of photos taken in 2019 by Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand. They show scenes of protests, grief and prayer, and quiet moments when the violence can seem far away.
“This honor continues AP’s great tradition of award-winning photography,” said AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt. “Thanks to the team inside Kashmir, the world was able to witness a dramatic escalation of the long struggle over the region’s independence. Their work was important and superb.”
To capture the photos, the journalists regularly fleed both security forces and angry crowds — sometimes hiding in the homes of strangers — as they looked for ways to illustrate daily life.UNB