The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was established in 2014 in memory of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014).
With this award, the International Women’s Media Foundation highlights the importance of photojournalistic approaches that create a shift in perspective and inspire action. Established in 2014 to honour the life and work of AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, the award was made possible by a donation of one million US dollars from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Since then it has been awarded annually to female photojournalists working with courage and dedication in particularly challenging environments.
The award’s thematic focus is on war and crisis zones. Entries are not restricted to a specific genre. The winner stands to receive a monetary prize of 20,000 US dollars; the winning project will subsequently be exhibited at high-ranking venues including the residence of the German Ambassador in Washington.
Previous winners of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award are Heidi Levine, Adriane Ohanesian, Stephanie Sinclair and, most recently, former Washington Post photographer Andrea Bruce. In addition, Amber Bracken (Canada) and Rebecca Conway (United Kingdom) received honourable mentions at the at the award’s 2018 edition.
Entries for this year’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award are accepted until 1 March 2019. Submissions may be put forward in English, Spanish and French.
For further details visit International Women’s Media Foundation