Photojournalist and Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan
Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, was shot and killed today by an Afghan policeman while covering the upcoming national elections. The reporter, Kathy Gannon, was also wounded inside the security base. Niedringhaus earned the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for her photography of the Iraq War; she covered conflicts from Bosnia to Afghanistan for more than 20 years. Niedringhaus was known for keeping a clear and constant eye and telling people's stories with compassion made evident through her lens. Her work can be viewed in the photo essay titled "Afghanistan: Seen Through the Lens of Anja Niedringhaus." This was the "first known instance of an insider attack on journalists" by a member of the Afghan security forces.
By Jordan Moses
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