2016 Anja Niedringhaus Award Press Kit


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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 courage of women photojournalists who risk their lives in order to capture moments of humanity amidst conflict. Their work and perspective are essential; they inspire us to take action and compel us to better understand the world.

Created in 2014, with a $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects the courage and dedication of Anja Niedringhaus.

Find press photos and releases for the 2016 Courage in Photojournalism Award available for download on this page.

Please direct all media inquiries and interview requests to Izzy Rode, Media Coordinator at irode(at)iwmf.org.

May 10, 2016

Ohanesian in Abyei PC: Adriane Ohanesian

Adriane Ohanesian in Abyei
PC: Adriane Ohanesian

Lynsey Addario and Paula Bronstein Receive Honorable Mentions

 

May 10, 2016 – Washington, DC — The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is pleased to announce Adriane Ohanesian as the winner of the 2016 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. The award recognizes the exemplary work of women photojournalists who overcome extraordinary challenges to bring us images of pressing global issues.

Now in its second year, the award was created through a generous grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation 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 Courage in Journalism Award in 2005.

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Winner

Adriane Ohanesian – Portfolio, Press Photos, Bio, Jury Statement
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Honorable Mentions

Lynsey Addario – Portfolio, Press Photos, Bio, Jury Statement
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Paula Bronstein – Portfolio, Press Photos, Bio, Jury Statement
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The IWMF is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. The media is not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. Since 1990, we have celebrated the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to report and bear witness to global issues. Through our programs and grants we empower women journalists with the training, opportunities, and support to become leaders in the news industry.

IWMF believes in:

  • the leadership role of women in independent journalism worldwide
  • the importance of women’s journalistic perspectives to providing high-quality information in the public interest
  • support for women journalists in contexts of crisis, intimidation, and persecution
  • equal opportunity and advancement for women journalists

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Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014) dedicated her life to documenting conflict and its impact on the people of war-torn regions. A native of Germany, she began full-time work as a photojournalist in 1990 when she joined the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA). One of her first assignments was covering the war in the Balkans where journalists were regularly targeted by Bosnian Serb forces. In 2002, Niedringhaus began working for the AP as a traveling photographer. She primarily covered the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. For her compassion and commitment to capture the whole picture, the IWMF recognized her with the 2005 Courage in Journalism Award.
Niedringhaus died while reporting from Afghanistan on April 4, 2014.

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These images are for the sole use of journalists and other members of the media. Images may only be used for coverage or promotion of the IWMF, its events and activities, and have to include proper credit. Photos may not be used for commercial or personal use without written permission from the IWMF, and unauthorized alteration, reproduction or sale of these images is strictly prohibited.

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