The three photographers of Associated Press (AP) won the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes in Feature Photography for their coverage in Kashmir last year.
Established in 1917 after the name of Joseph Pulitzer, a famous newspaper publisher of his time. Pulitzer Prizes are the most prestigious prizes in Journalism and Arts. The Prizes are awarded by the Columbia University in 21 different categories.
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This year, three Indian photographers of Associated Press (AP) are included in the list, who did the coverage in Kashmir last year during the riots & lockdowns. The names of the photographers are Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand.
They won the prizes in the feature photography category “for their striking images of life in the contested territory of Kashmir as India revoked its independence, executed through a communications blackout” as written on the prize description.
Dar Yasin shared a thank you tweet for the people who showed support and trust in him.
Thank you Colleagues, friends, brothers. I would just like to say thank you for standing by us always. It’s an honour and a privilege beyond any we could have ever imagined. It’s overwhelming to receive this honor.
— Dar Yasin (@daryasin) May 4, 2020