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). he IWMF celebrates the courageous work of women photojournalists like Anja. The Award recognizes the importance of visual journalistic work that inspires us to take action and compels 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 2017 Courage in Photojournalism Award available for download on this page.

Please direct all media inquiries and interview requests to Jennifer Hyman, Communications Director at jhyman@iwmf.org or Patricia Brooks at patricia@matchmapmedia.com

arrow2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Announcements:

The IWMF Partners with The World Press Photo Foundation for 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

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IWMF Names Stephanie Sinclair Winner of the 3rd Annual Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

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Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair

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Winner

Stephanie Sinclair – Press Photos, Bio, Jury Statement
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Honorable Mentions

Louisa Gouliamaki – Press Photos, Bio, Jury Statement
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Nicole Tung – Press Photos, Bio, Jury Statement
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arrowAbout the IWMF

Since 1990, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has worked to unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media. We seek to ensure that women journalists worldwide are fully supported, protected, recognized and rewarded for their vital contributions at all levels of the news media. As a result, consumers will increase their demand for news with a diversity of voices, stories and perspectives as a cornerstone of democracy and free expression. Through our programs and grants, we empower women journalists with the training, opportunities, and support to become leaders in the news industry.

arrowAbout Anja Niedringhaus

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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arrowPress Photos – Anja Niedringhaus

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.

Anja Niedringhaus, Germany | 2005 Courage in Journalism Award
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