Last year an award was established in memory of a German photographer who was shot and killed in Afghanistan in 2014. Its called the 'Anja Niedringhaus courage in photojournalism award.' The second recipient has just been announced.
US photographer Stephanie Sinclair gives young, vulnerable women a voice. She tells DW what motivates her to risk her life and why the US bears a special responsibility when it comes to defending women's rights.
Anja Niedringhaus fought against injustice with photography. She was killed in Afghanistan. This year's Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award went to Adriane Ohanesian for her pictures of Sudan.
A child bride standing defiantly beside her husband, or girls who have escaped from Boko Haram: Stephanie Sinclair's sobering portraits of them have earned her the 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award.
Kenya-based photojournalist Adriane Ohanesian has won the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Her photos document the fate of people in nearly-forgotten conflicts, such as in the region of Darfur.
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