2022 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced
The Pulitzer prize winners of 2022 were announced recently. The winners of the Feature Photography category included Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and the late Danish Siddiqui of Reuters. This prize is awarded for ‘a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white or colour, which may consist of a photograph or photographs’. The award also includes a cash prize of fifteen thousand dollars (USD 15,000).
The feature photography winners submitted images of COVID’s toll in India that balanced intimacy and devastation, while offering viewers a heightened sense of place. Also nominated as finalists, under the Feature Photography category were Gabrielle Lurie of the San Francisco Chronicle and photography staff of Reuters.
The jury for the same included Emilio Garcia-Ruiz (Editor in Chief, San Francisco Chronicle), Cathaleen Curtiss (Director of Photography, The Buffalo News), Carol Guzy (Independent Photojournalist, Arlington, Va.), Ryan Christopher Jones (Photojournalist, Clovis, Calif.) and Kimi Yoshino (Editor-in-Chief, The Baltimore Banner). Adnan Abidi is an Indian Pulitzer Prizewinning photojournalist and has been a part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning packages for photography, including the Rohingya exodus in 2018 and the Hong Kong protests in 2020. He is currently based in New Delhi, from where he covers national and international assignments as Senior Photographer for Reuters.
Sanna Irshad Mattoo is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Kashmir. Her work concentrates on depicting tension between the seeming ordinariness of life and the stark symbols of a militarised milieu of Kashmir. She presently contributes to Reuters as a Multimedia Journalist.
Amit Dave is an Indian photojournalist with three decades of experience. Amit joined Reuters in 2002 and has covered riots, the aftermath of an earthquake in Gujarat, droughts and the Indian Ocean Tsunami in South India. He currently covers local and national news assignments for Reuters. Danish Siddiqui was an Indian Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and the Chief Photographer for Reuters, based in India. He received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, as part of a team of photographers, for documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis. In 2021, he was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban forces in Spin Boldak, near the Pakistan border.