The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, the 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 courage and dedication, as Anja’s does.
The Award winner will be publicly honored, have her work showcased, and receive a cash prize of $20,000.
“I could have stayed out of trouble most of my life but always have been drawn to the people who suffer in difficult situations,” Anja Niedringhaus told the audience when she accepted the Courage in Journalism Award at the New York ceremony in 2005.
– Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014), 2005 Courage in Journalism Award
Press Coverage Click below to view press coverage highlights of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Winners have been featured in The New York Times‘s LensBlog, American Photo, Time‘s Lightbox, and Deutsche Welle.
Advisory CommitteeThe jury of the Anja Niedringhaus Award is supported by an Advisory Committee consisting of members of the Niedringhaus family and close friends of Anja. This committee includes Heide Ute Niedringhaus, Elke Niedringhaus-Haasper, Kathy Gannon, Jutta Steinhoff, Michelle Blythe, and Muhammed Muheisen.