Adriane Ohanesian wins prize named for AP photographer

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Kenya-based freelance photographer Adriane Ohanesian has won an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan in 2014.

The announcement that Ohanesian has won the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was made Tuesday.

Ohanesian has been reporting primarily in Africa since 2010 and has documented the civil war in South Sudan and the conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur. The award jury says Ohanesian won for her "evocative images and tenacious dedication to documenting the effects of conflict on citizens in perilous regions."

The $20,000 prize was established by the Washington-based International Women's Media Foundation and funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The award was first given out in 2015.