2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

               

The IWMF is pleased to announce Stephanie Sinclair as the winner of the 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Sinclair is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for gaining unique access to the most sensitive gender and human rights issues around the world. Louisa Gouliamaki, a Polish-Greek photographer, and Nicole Tung, an American citizen born and raised in Hong Kong, received honorable mentions for the award.

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The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award celebrates women photographers whose work demonstrates bravery, dedication and skill. Now in its third year, the award was created to pay tribute to the strength and dedication of Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was tragically killed while reporting in Afghanistan in 2014. Niedringhaus received the IWMF’s Courage in Journalism Award in 2005.

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All three women will be recognized at an awards event in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Awards is presented in collaboration with Amsterdam-based World Press Photo, as part of an exciting partnership formed to support female photojournalists around the globe.

 

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“We couldn’t be more proud to recognize Stephanie Sinclair, Louisa Gouliamaki and Nicole Tung. Each exemplifies courageous journalism in important and unique ways. They are a credit to their profession and to Anja’s legacy, as they also bring to light humanity and resilience of spirit through imagery, while exposing and bringing us closer to the difficult realities they’re documenting.” – Elisa Lees Muñoz, Executive Director of the IWMF

 

 



  • Stephanie Sinclair, Winner
    “Sinclair’s photos are deeply intimate and touch your soul. Courage is not only defined by facing risk on the front lines of war but also displaying emotional and intellectual courage required to continue to bear witness to scenes of despair with eloquence and compassion.” –Award Jury
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  • Louisa Gouliamaki, Honorable Mention
    “Louisa Gouliamaki displayed masterful visual storytelling on both the European refugee crisis and the revolution in Ukraine. Her work comprises immediacy and intensity during violent confrontations and also moments of humanity and warmth” –Award Jury

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  • Nicole Tung, Honorable Mention
    “Nicole Tung’s photographic work shows the devastating effects on civilians and emotional trauma of conflict. Every image is strong and creates a visual harmony while evoking empathy for the visceral grief endured by innocents.” –Award Jury

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  • 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Award Announcement The IWMF is pleased to announce Stephanie Sinclair as the winner of the 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Louisa Gouliamaki and Nicole Tung are receiving honorable mentions for the 2017 award.
    All three women will be recognized at an awards event in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

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  • 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Award Jury 2017 Award Jury

    The Award jury chooses the winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Award. Take a look at this year’s distinguished jury members.
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  • 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Award Press Kit The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courageous work of women photojournalists like Anja. Find press photos and releases for the 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award on this page.
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