Srinagar, May 05: Associated Press (AP) photographers Mukhtar Khan, Dar Yasin and Channi Anand have been honoured with the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for their Kashmir coverage.
Yasin and Khan are based in Srinagar, while Anand is based in the neighboring Jammu district.
They have been awarded for capturing “striking images of life” during 2019 lockdown, when New Delhi scrapped special status and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir in two union territories.
AP Executive Editor Sally Buzbee called the Kashmir prize “a testament to the skill, bravery, ingenuity and teamwork of Dar, Mukhtar, Channi and their colleagues” and lauded the recognition of Chery’s and Blackwell’s “brave and arresting work” in Haiti while many journalism outlets were focused elsewhere.
“At a time when AP’s journalism is of more value than ever to the world, these journalists’ courage and compelling storytelling show the absolute best of what we do,” Buzbee said.