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Danish Siddiqui, 3 others win Pulitzer for photos of India’s COVID-19 crisis

Columbia University unveiled Pulitzer Prize 2022 winners on Monday, 9 May in journalism, books, drama, and music.

The Washington Post won the award for public service journalism for its coverage of riots in the United States Capitol Hill on 6 January last year.

Meanwhile, Indians including Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave, and the late Danish Siddiqui of Reuters won the award for their feature photography covering India’s deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pulitzer Prizes also awarded a special citation to journalists of Ukraine, acknowledging their “courage, endurance and commitment” in covering the ongoing Russian invasion that began earlier this year. Last August, the Pulitzer board granted a special citation to Afghan journalists who risked their safety to help produce news stories and images from their own war-torn country.

Jurors of journalism’s top honours also recognized coverage of the January 6th attacks on the Capitol, the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Surfside condominium collapse in Florida.

Five Getty photographers won the breaking news photography category for their “comprehensive and consistently riveting photos” of the assault.

They shared the prize with Marcus Yam of the Los Angeles Times, who was honored for his images of the US departure from Afghanistan last summer.

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine, online journalism, literature and musical composition within the United States.

It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University.

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