Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, died this week after being shot by an Afghan police officer while on assignment for the Associated Press. Reporter Kathy Gannon, 60, was also injured in the attack, according to news reports.
Both women were seasoned journalists who have spent years in the region, according to the Associated Press. They were traveling with election officials in the Khost province of Afghanistan at the time.
Niedringhaus’ career included stints working in various conflict zones for more than 20 years, earning a Pulitzer Price along with a team of AP photographers in 2005 for coverage of the Iraq war as well as a Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation.
Here is a round-up of coverage of the attack and tributes to Niedringhaus and her work:
- AP photographer killed, reporter wounded (AP)
- CPJ condemns attack on AP journalists in Afghanistan (Committee to Protect Journalists)
- AP photographer killed in Afghanistan (Poynter) Includes memo to AP staff
- Anja Niedringhaus: Covering war ‘is the essence of journalism’ (Poynter)
- The world through the lens of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus (Washington Post)
- Journalists pay tribute to their AP colleagues who were shot in Afghanistan (Washington Post)
- In Memoriam: Anja Niedringhaus (1965—2014) (TIME LightBox)
- Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan (The Atlantic: In Focus)
- We Were Just Laughing: Days With Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon (The New York Times’ At War)
- Parting Glance: Anja Niedringhaus (The New York Times’ Lens Blog)
- Colleague and Friend Remembers Slain Photographer Anja Niedringhaus (National Geographic)
- Remembering AP photojournalist Niedringhaus, who found grace in the face of war (PBS NewsHour)
- In pictures: Anja Niedringhaus’ works (BBC News)
Read a bio of Niedringhaus from the International Women’s Media Foundation here, as well as a 2012 interview with both Niedringhaus and Gannon. Read Niedringhaus’ own reflections on her work from 2012 in this piece from Nieman Report: Common Ground. A book of her work “Anja Niedringhaus: At War” was released in 2012.
Update: Other links to coverage shared by readers:
- AP journalist killed, another wounded on eve of Afghanistan elections (CNN)
- Associated Press Photographer Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan (Wall Street Journal) – With “Remembering Anja Niedringhaus” slideshow