2020 Pulitzer Prizes Won by Photos of Protests in Hong Kong and Oppression in Kashmir
The Pulitzer Prize has officially revealed the winners for 2020. The prize for Breaking News Photography went to the entire Reuters photography staff for their coverage of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, while the prize for Feature Photography was awarded to Channi Anand, Mukhtar Khan and Dar Yasin of the Associated Press for their striking documentary photos of life in Kashmir.
Breaking News Photography
The entire Reuters photography staff was awarded this year’s prize for Breaking News Photography, for their “wide-ranging and illuminating photographs of Hong Kong as citizens protested infringement of their civil liberties and defended the region’s autonomy by the Chinese government.”
In addition to the award itself, the Reuters staff takes home a $15,000 cash prize in recognition of their achievement. You can view the full gallery of winning photos with captions here.
The photography staff of @Reuters has won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for its coverage of last year's violent protests in Hong Kong. More images: https://t.co/uvENRgibZW pic.twitter.com/GIxpmSSZuW
— Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) May 5, 2020
Congratulations to the @Reuters team, including @jamespomfret, @GregTorode, David Lague, @TomLasseter, @a_roantree, @QiZHAI, @DavidKirton_, @farahmaster, @clarejim & @stecklow for being a #Pulitzer Prize finalist in International Reporting for 'The Revolt of Hong Kong' series! pic.twitter.com/mMcLSjxQ7f
— PR Team at Reuters (@ReutersPR) May 4, 2020
The prize for Feature Photography was awarded to three photographers from the Associated Press—Channi Anand, Mukhtar Khan and Dar Yasin—for their “striking images of life in the contested territory of Kashmir as India revoked its independence, executed through a communications blackout.”
As with the Breaking News Pulitzer, the photo agency will also receive a $15,000 cash prize in recognition of their Feature Photography award. You can view the full gallery of winning photos with captions here.
Associated Press photographers @daryasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand found ways to let outsiders see what was happening. Now, their work has been honored with the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography. https://t.co/0Nf4FMG4xn
— AP Images (@AP_Images) May 4, 2020
Dear colleagues and friends I just want to say Thank you and that this award @PulitzerPrizes an honor for us. I could never have imagine in my life time. it could have also been impossible without my family – both at home and AP Thank you for always sanding by us.
— mukhtar khan (@muukhtark_khan) May 4, 2020
Thank you Colleagues, friends, brothers. I would just like to say thank you for standing by us always. It’s an honour and a privilege beyond any we could have ever imagined. It’s overwhelming to receive this honor.
— Dar Yasin (@daryasin) May 4, 2020
Thankyou everyone https://t.co/4Sh4EP9s68
— Channi Anand चन्नी आनंद (@channiap) May 5, 2020
To find out more about the prizes or see the full galleries for each prize, head over to the Pulitzer website. And if you want to see how the 2020 winners stack up compared to last year, check out our coverage from 2019 here.