Friday, April 4, 2014

Afghanistan: A Photographer's Legacy

Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed in Afghanistan 
on Friday, apparently gunned down by an Afghan policeman.  She and Kathy Gannon, a Canadian journalist, were shot while traveling in a government convey as they covered preparations for the Afghanistan presidential election on Saturday.  Gannon was wounded and is in stable condition.   Niedringhaus was a Pulitzer Prize winner for her work covering the Iraq war and was a veteran in the region.   One of my favorite of her photos is this, a shot of a father with his five kids paying to enter a Kabul park.  It was taken in 2013.   Remarkable.   See more of her work here.

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