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Women's media group to honor photographer Heidi Levine with prize named for AP's Niedringhaus

  • FILE - In this April 7, 2005 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses in Rome. The International Women's Media Foundation in Washington announced Tuesday that Heidi Levine will be awarded the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Levine is an American and is based in Jerusalem.   (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

    FILE - In this April 7, 2005 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses in Rome. The International Women's Media Foundation in Washington announced Tuesday that Heidi Levine will be awarded the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Levine is an American and is based in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • This handout photo provided by the International Women's Media Foundation shows Heidi Levine in Jerusalem. A women's media group will honor freelance photographer Heidi Levine as the inaugural winner of an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan. The International Women's Media Foundation in Washington announced Tuesday that Levine will be awarded the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Levine is an American and is based in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Warrick Page, International Women's Media Foundation)

    This handout photo provided by the International Women's Media Foundation shows Heidi Levine in Jerusalem. A women's media group will honor freelance photographer Heidi Levine as the inaugural winner of an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan. The International Women's Media Foundation in Washington announced Tuesday that Levine will be awarded the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Levine is an American and is based in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Warrick Page, International Women's Media Foundation)  (The Associated Press)

  • This handout photo provided by the International Women's Media Foundation, taken by Heidi Levine on July 20, 2014, shows Palestinian men running in the Shejaia neighborhood of Gaza City, which was heavily shelled by Israel during fighting. A women's media group will honor freelance photographer Heidi Levine as the inaugural winner of an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan. The International Women's Media Foundation in Washington announced Tuesday that Levine will be awarded the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Levine is an American and is based in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Heidi Levine, International Women's Media Foundation)

    This handout photo provided by the International Women's Media Foundation, taken by Heidi Levine on July 20, 2014, shows Palestinian men running in the Shejaia neighborhood of Gaza City, which was heavily shelled by Israel during fighting. A women's media group will honor freelance photographer Heidi Levine as the inaugural winner of an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan. The International Women's Media Foundation in Washington announced Tuesday that Levine will be awarded the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Levine is an American and is based in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Heidi Levine, International Women's Media Foundation)  (The Associated Press)

A women's media group is honoring freelance photographer Heidi Levine as the inaugural winner of an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan.

The International Women's Media Foundation is announcing Tuesday that Levine will be awarded the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Levine is an American and is based in Jerusalem.

The award jury says Levine's courage and commitment to the story in Gaza is unwavering. The jury wrote that she documents tragic events under dire circumstances and displays a depth of compassion for the people she encounters.

Levine is originally from Boston and moved to Israel in 1983. She is represented by the Sipa Press photo agency.

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation provided funding for the $20,000 prize.