Anja Niedringhaus gave underprivileged people a voice

AP photojournalist killed in Afghanistan produced work that went beyond the normal wire service, says a former colleague – Published on The Guardian, by Odd Andersen, April 4, 2014.

Anja Niedringhaus deserves to be remembered as one of the best photojournalists of the past two decades, and one of the most dedicated.

We met in Sarajevo 20 years ago, during the war, when she was effectively my boss. A few years later I ended up managing her, but that didn’t matter; she wasn’t really bothered by authority.  

Anja was a joy to work with. She was an extremely talented photographer but combined that with being a very thorough journalist. She would take on any injustice – whether out in the field in Iraq, or back in the office – and would do it with gusto.

Anja (right) was completely lacking in cynicism and had an infectious laugh that you couldn’t help but be touched by. But her work was no laughing matter. She worked relentlessly for 20 years, and never stopped.

More recently her work changed. She did some work in Afghanistan that added an extra dimension, doing photography that went beyond the normal wire service. She had a big exhibition in Berlin a while back.

Anja always understood why she was doing what she did. She believed it was important … //

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Links:

Kathy Gannon, Canadian-born journalist, wounded in Afghanistan, colleague, photographer Anja Niedringhaus, killed, on National Post, by Canadian Press, April 4, 2014;

Death of Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan – a ’staggeringly shit’ day: A reminder if anyone needed it of the utter waste of life and talent caused by the war in Afghanistan, on The Guardian, by Tracy McVeigh, April 4, 2014;

In Memoriam: Anja Niedringhaus (1965—2014), on LightboxTime, by Aryn Baker, April 4, 2014;

In pictures: Anja Niedringhaus’ works, on BBCnews in pictures, April 4, 2014;

Slideshow: remembering Anja Niedrighaus, on The NewYorker/Blog, April 4, 2014;

Nachruf Anja Niedringhaus: Da sein, wo es einschlägt, in Zeit Online, von Christiane Peitz, 4. April 2014;

Her own Website: Anja Niedringhaus;

Anja Niedringhaus on en.wikipedia (12 October 1965 – 4 April 2014) was a German photojournalist working for the Associated Press. She was the only woman on a team of 11 AP photographers that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the Iraq War.[1] That same year she was awarded the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism prize.[2]
She had covered Afghanistan for several years, and on April 4, 2014, she was killed while covering the 2014 presidential election, when an Afghan policeman opened fire at the car she was waiting in at a checkpoint, part of an election convoy[3] … //
… Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt, Germany,[6] and in galleries and museums elsewhere, including Graz, Austria.[7];
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Anja Niedringhaus on Google Images-search.

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