Three photojournalists awarded Pulitzer Prize for capturing life in lockdown after August 5th 2019 and the end of the erstwhile state and its special status.
Three press photojournalists from Associated Press, Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography on Monday, May 4, 2020. They were awarded the same for capturing “striking images of life” in Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre revoked territory’s special status under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. The Pulitzer Awards for Journalism was postponed for two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dana Canedy, award administrator delivered the news via video-conferencing instead at Columbia University, New York. The photographs shot differed from various subjects such as protests, police, paramilitary action and daily life of J&K after the internet blackout in the state in August last year.
As reported by the news agency, AP News, New York, “Snaking around roadblocks, sometimes taking cover in strangers’ homes and hiding cameras in vegetable bags, the three photographers captured images of protests, police and paramilitary action and daily life — and then headed to an airport to persuade travelers to carry the photo files out with them and get them to the AP’s office in New Delhi.”
The photographers were surprised after being declared as awardees. Take a look at how twitter treated them and their photographs:
Also read: A tribute to bravehearts who lost their lives while fighting a gun battle at Handwara, J&K
Associated Press news agency's photographers Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand has been honoured with the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography.https://t.co/wihmINcdzk
— Franky Tts (@FrankyTts) May 5, 2020
Associated Press photographers Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand found ways to let outsiders see what was happening in Kashmir. #Pulitzer
— Shayan Acharya (@ShayanAcharya) May 4, 2020
Kashmiri Muslim devotees offer prayer outside the shrine in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Dec. 9, 2019. Hundreds of devotees gathered for the 11-day festival. The image was part of a series of photographs by Associated Press photographers which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize pic.twitter.com/S3wJ7h7ozZ
— Earthman Journalist (@Intprofessor) May 5, 2020
The Associated Press won a Pulitzer in feature photography for images made during India’s clampdown on Kashmir, where a sweeping curfew and shutdowns of phone and internet services.#UAPA #kashmir #photographyresistenc https://t.co/ActUzENRhS
— Rafia sailani (رافیہ سیلانی) (@sailqni) May 4, 2020
A Kashmiri boy tries to take out a bullet from the wall of a damaged house after a gunbattle in Tral,Indian controlled Kashmir,May 24/19.The image/series of photographs by Associated Press photographers which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.@daryasin #Kashmir pic.twitter.com/tqmGm5dNi5
— Shazism (@MehJohar) May 4, 2020
Here’s to their bravery in the time of adversity!