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2020 Pulitzer Prizes announced: 3 photojournalists from Jammu & Kashmir won the feature photography

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On May 4, 2020, The 2020 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced in 15 Journalism categories and 7 Book, Drama and Music categories by its administrator, Dana Canedy,via video-conference instead of a ceremony at Columbia University in New York, United States (US) due to the coronavirus pandemic for their “striking images of life” in the valley.3 photojournalists from Jammu & Kashmir win Pulitzer Prize 20203 Indian photojournalists won 2020 Pulitzer Prizein feature photography

The three Indian photojournalists namely Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand from Jammu and Kashmir who work for Associated Press (AP) have won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography. The award recognized their exceptional coverage of Jammu and Kashmir during the lockdown that was imposed on Jammu and Kashmir by the Central Government after the revocation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019.

  • The winning photographers captured images of protests, the police, paramilitary action and daily life in Jammu and Kashmir after phone and internet services were shut down in August 2019, making it difficult for the world to gain access to the region.
  • Somehow, they managed to reach the airport and convinced Kashmiri passengers to carry photos stored in drives and disks to Delhi and hand them over to the Associated Press staff.
  • Yasin and Khan are residents of Srinagar in Kashmir while Anand lives in Jammu.

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Following is the list of 2020 Pulitzers Award Winners in different categories

Public ServiceAnchorage Daily News with contributions from ProPublicaAlaska, USA
Breaking News ReportingStaff of The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky.Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Investigative ReportingBrian M. Rosenthal of The New York TimesUSA
Explanatory ReportingStaff of The Washington PostUSA
Local ReportingStaff of The Baltimore SunMaryland, USA
National ReportingDominic Gates, Steve Miletich, Mike Baker and Lewis Kamb of The Seattle Times
T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose and Robert Faturechi of ProPublica
International ReportingStaff of The New York TimesUSA
Feature WritingBen Taub of The New YorkerUSA
CommentaryNikole Hannah-Jones of The New York TimesUSA
CriticismChristopher Knight of the Los Angeles TimesUSA
Editorial WritingJeffery Gerritt of the Palestine (Tx.) Herald PressPalestine& Texas, USA
Editorial CartooningBarry Blitt, contributor, The New YorkerUSA
Feature Photography

Breaking News Photography

ChanniAnand, Mukhtar Khan and Dar Yasin of Associated Press (AP)

Photography staff of Reuters


AP Headquarter- New York, USA



Audio ReportingStaff of This American Life with Molly O’Toole of the Los Angeles Times and Emily Green, freelancer, Vice NewsUSA

Books, Drama and Music

FictionThe Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)
DramaA Strange Loop, by Michael R. Jackson
HistorySweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, by W. Caleb McDaniel (Oxford University Press)
BiographySontag: Her Life and Work, by Benjamin Moser (Ecco)
PoetryThe Tradition, by Jericho Brown (Copper Canyon Press)
General NonfictionThe End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, by Greg Grandin (Metropolitan Books)

The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care, by Anne Boyer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

MusicThe Central Park Five, by Anthony Davis

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About Pulitzer award:
Established in 1917, the Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States (US). It is presented by Columbia University.

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