WASHINGTON – This year's recipient of an award named for an Associated Press photographer who was killed in Afghanistan is a photojournalist who's accustomed to working in isolated and dangerous conditions.
Kenya-based freelance photographer Adriane Ohanesian will accept the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award on Thursday in Washington. The annual award was first given in 2015. It goes to a female photographer whose life and work honor Niedringhaus' legacy.
Niedringhaus was killed on assignment when an Afghan police commander walked up to the car she was in and opened fire.
Ohanesian, a 29-year-old native of Saratoga Springs, New York, has been documenting conflict in Sudan for the past five years. The package she submitted for the prize included five images taken during a trip to Sudan's western region of Darfur in early 2015.