A German photojournalist who worked for the Associated Press, Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014) spent her life documenting regions torn apart by conflict and captured her many subjects amidst the chaos of war. In 2005, Anja Niedringhaus was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography as part of an 11-member AP team covering Iraq. That same year, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) honored her with the Courage in Journalism Award. Anja Niedringhaus was tragically killed in April 2014 when her vehicle came under attack as she traveled with a convoy of election workers in the eve before the Afghan Presidential elections. To honor the courage and dedication of Anja Niedringhaus, the IWMF Courage in Photojournalism Award was established in her name and it will be given annually to a woman photojournalist who follows in her footsteps.
Artist Website: Anja Niedringhaus
International Women’s Media Foundation Website: Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Journalism Award
Article: Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan (The Atlantic) -Alan Taylor, “In Focus”, April 4, 2014
Article: Anja Niedringhaus: Photographer’s visual legacy (CBS News) April 2014
Article: Cheerful and Unflappable: Remembering the Photographer Anja Niedringhaus (Spiegel Online) -Christoph Reuter, April 7, 2014