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Photographer Rodrigo Abd honored for his unique view on social issues
Rodrigo Abd also has worked in Haiti, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and other parts of the world, was on the AP team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for photographic coverage of the civil war in Syria. Judges noted Abd's ability to illuminate social issues in spite of great risks and experiment with technique.
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Women dance during a march for peace and against terrorism in Comas district, Lima, Peru, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. The women marched against the existence of a collective niche for former members of Shining Path guerrilla movement in the cemetery. Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said that the niche should be destroyed after removing the bodies with respect. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, people search for scrap metal in contaminated water at the bottom of one of the biggest trash dumps in the city, known as "The Mine," in Guatemala City. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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FILE - In this May 16, 2014 file photo, miners leave the site where they lived and worked after police destroyed their illegal mining operation in La Pampa in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, Friday, May 16, 2014. Madre de Dios state has an estimated 40,000 illegal miners, most of whom are poor migrants from the Andean highlands. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, the scattered remains of five skeletons are unearthed during an exhumation of a mass grave in the district of Chungui, Peru. This isolated corner of Peru is witnessing the biggest exhumation to date of victims of the nation's 1980-2000 internal conflict, which claimed an estimated 70,000 lives. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press speaks during the award ceremony at Columbia University in New York City, Tuesday Oct. 18, 2016. Abd and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador received this year's Maria Moors Cabot Prize. (AP Photos/Enric Marti)
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FILE - In this June 24, 2016 file photo, Associated Press photojournalist Rodrigo Abd poses for a portrait in Lima, Peru. Abd and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism said Abd "has created close-up images of people in Latin America that illuminate urgent social issues" with "untiring commitment and uncommon empathy." (AP Photo/Lorena Pahor, File)
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FILE - In this combo of eight file photos taken July 29, 2011, Mayan Queens representing Guatemalan states pose for portraits taken with a 19th century style box camera during the Rabin Ajau National Folkloric Festival in Coban, Guatemala. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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FILE - This June 16, 2013 file photo shows Eudicia Urbano, 70, in front of her former home near the spot where her husband Marcial Escalante died, weeping as she retells how he was tortured and killed by Shining Path rebels, in Chaca, Peru. The region endured some of the worst atrocities of Peru's 1980-2000 conflict, in which both Maoist-inspired insurgents and security forces committed grave human rights violations. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2012 file photo, Humberto Cova Mendoza, who works skinning fish, poses for a portrait at the port of El Callao, Peru. Many believe the modernization of the port may have a negative impact on their livelihood, but fishermen also are concerned that overfishing has depleted the waters of scorpion fish, horse mackerel and mullet. Fishermen once arrived at El Callao's docks and sold as much as 110 pounds of fish. Nowadays, no more than 15 pounds are offered. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2008 file photo, rural midwife Francisca Raquec, 65, second from left, returns home after shopping at the market in Patzun, Guatemala. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, rebel fighters for the 36th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, bathe in a creek near their hidden camp in Antioquia state, in the northwest Andes of Colombia. The rebel fighters share all facilities on equal terms. Many of them are couples and share sleeping quarters. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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FILE - In this April 28, 2014 file photo, a woman throws a rock and a bag at riot policemen who block her way home in Huepetuhe district in Peru's Madre de Dios region in Peru. Authorities began enforcing a ban on illegal mining in the Huepetuhe district, and before the deadline, miners clashed with police while intermittently blocking traffic on the Interoceanic Highway that links the Pacific with Brazil. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2012 file photo, Marvin Vega unloads a crate of anchovies from the holding area of a "boliche," the Peruvian term for boats that are used by fishermen who fish with nets, at the port of El Callao, Peru. Development of the Peru's largest and oldest port undertaken by a global shipping industry giant based in the Netherlands, will expand port operations over the next couple of years, but many fishermen fear the modernization of the port may have a negative impact on their livelihood. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2008 file photo, rural midwife Francisca Raquec holds Sara Raquec's newborn son in El Llano, Guatemala. In Guatemala, rural midwives deliver six of every ten babies, and the government plans to train 15,000 of them to reduce the number of women who die from child birth. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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FILE - This Nov. 11, 2014 file photo shows a deforested area dotted with blue tarps, marking the area where miners reside, and craters filled with water, caused by illegal gold mining activities, in La Pampa, in Peru's Madre de Dios region. Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region because of mercury contamination, much of it caused by wildcat gold mining. Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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Photographer Rodrigo Abd honored for his unique view on social issues

Rodrigo Abd also has worked in Haiti, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and other parts of the world, was on the AP team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for photographic coverage of the civil war in Syria. Judges noted Abd's ability to illuminate social issues in spite of great risks and experiment with technique.

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