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2021 IWMF Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award


Anja Niedringhaus' approach to photojournalism was best said herself, “I do my job simply to report people’s courage with my camera and with my heart.”

The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014), with a generous $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courageous work of women photojournalists like Anja who inspire us to take action and better understand the world. This courageous work manifests in many different forms which may include but is not limited to conflict or frontline reporting.

Recipients of the Courage in Photojournalism Award will receive a cash prize of $20,000 and have their work showcased in Washington, DC. The IWMF will accept applications and third-party nominations in English, French, or Spanish until March 21, 2021. Please read the eligibility criteria and nomination guidelines, listed below, carefully before submitting a nomination. Entrants must be full-time women photojournalists of any nationality.

Applications are not accepted based on length of work or engagement in conflict areas. No matter your level of experience, you have a story to tell; if you are dedicated to your work in journalism and passionate about your content, apply!

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THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED

Accepting submissions: April 25 to June 18, 2021

Judges


Tara Pixley
Photojournalist
Freelance

Tara is an editorial photographer whose work focuses on re-imagining visual representations of race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality and other marginalized identities. She specializes in dance and portraiture that expresses charismatic movement. Her... read on

Jacqueline Larma
U.S. Regional Photo Editor/East
Associated Press

Jacqueline Larma is a photojournalist and the Regional Photo Editor/East for the Associated Press, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born in New York and grew up in Texas. In 1987, two years after graduating from the University of Texas... read on

Robert Nickelsberg
Photojournalist, Author & Speaker
+ 25-year TIME contract photographer

Robert Nickelsberg worked as a TIME magazine contract photographer for nearly thirty years, specializing in political and cultural change in developing countries. After covering Central and South America and the conflicts taking place there in the... read on

Bernadette Tuazon
Director of Photography
CNN Digital

Bernadette Tuazon is a senior photo editor at CNN with deep experience in covering breaking news and enterprise projects.

Corinne Dufka
West Africa Director
Human Rights Watch

Corinne Dufka is the West Africa Director at Human Rights Watch and in charge of the organization’s work on West Africa with expertise in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire. From... read on

Taylor Moore
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
International Women Media Foundation (IWMF)

Taylor helps manage grants, awards, and emergency relief funds as a program coordinator at the IWMF. She discovered a love for nonprofit work and supporting marginalized journalists through her board positions with the Asian American Journalists... read on