The three photographers from AP were recognised for their work in the Feature Photography category, for their “striking images on life” in Jammu and Kashmir after the state’s special status was revoked.
- They work for Associated Press (AP) and won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for their “striking images of life” in Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre abrogated the territory’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution in August last year.
- The award-winning pictures by Yasin and Khan include those of a house blown up during an encounter with militants, the clock tower in Srinagar enclosed by barbed wire, villagers grieving over the body of a 14-year-old boy who was taken hostage by militants, and an elderly man sitting on a shop-front in curfewed Srinagar.
- A picture from Jammu, by Anand, featured a member of the paramilitary personnel sitting in a maize field to watch the movement across the international border.
About Pulitzer Prize
- Pulitzer Prize is awarded for outstanding public service and achievement in American journalism, letters, and music.
- It is awarded in the name of Joseph Pulitzer, a newspaper publisher who gave money in his will to Columbia University to launch a journalism school and establish the Prize.
- It was established in 1917 and is administered by Columbia University and Pulitzer Prize Board.
- Each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category is awarded a gold medal.