Three Indian journalists have been honoured with the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in the field of feature photography.
On Monday, the names of the three prize winners – Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand – were announced virtually.
Yasin and Khan are journalists based in Srinagar, while Anand is based in Jammu.
Taking to Twitter, Yasin said, “Thank you colleagues, friends, brothers. I would just like to say thank you for standing by us always. It is an honour and a privilege beyond any we could have ever imagined. It is overwhelming to receive this honour.”
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
Anand, who works for the Associated Press as well, said that the award left him speechless.
“I was shocked and could not believe it,” he said, calling the prize-winning photos a continuation of the work he has been doing for 20 years.
HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS!
– Public Service: The Anchorage Daily News, in collaboration with ProPublica
– Breaking News Reporting: The staff of the Louisville Courrier-Journal
– Investigative Reporting: Brian M. Rosenthal, The New York Times
– Explanatory Reporting: The staff of The Washington Post
– Local Reporting: Staff of The Baltimore Sun
– National Reporting: T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose and Robert Faturechi, ProPublica and Dominic Gates, Steve Miletich, Mike Baker and Lewis Kamb, The Seattle Times
– International Reporting: The staff of the New York Times
– Feature Writing: Ben Taub, The New Yorker
– Commentary: Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times
– Criticism: Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times
– Editorial Writing: Jeffery Gerritt, Palestine Herald-Press
– Editorial Cartooning: Bary Blitt, The New Yorker
– Breaking News Photography: The photography staff of Reuters
– Feature Photography: Channi Anand, Mukhtar Khan and Dar Yasin, The Associated Press
– Audio Reporting: This American Life
LETTERS, DRAMA AND MUSIC
– Drama: A Strange Loop, by Michael R. Jackson
– History: Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, by W. Caleb McDaniel
– Biography: Sontag: Her Life and Work, by Benjamin Moser
– Poetry: The Tradition, by Jericho Brown
– General Non-fiction: The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care, by Anne Boyer and The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, by Greg Grandin
– Music: The Central Park Five, by Anthony Davis
– Fiction: The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
– Ida B. Wells