Lahori takes the Pulitzer Prize…

Pulitzer Prize winning photograph by Adrees Latif.

…for Breaking News Photography, to be specific. Adrees Latif has been awarded this prestigious award for his dramatic photograph shown above, which he shot during a street demonstration in Myanmar. The photograph shows the Japanese journalist Kenji Nagai lying fatally wounded on the street, who later succumbed to his wounds.
With the world media highlighting only negative news emanating from Pakistan. this comes as a very welcome news – not only for the fact that the photographer was a Pakistani (and a Lahori) but also for the fact that the recognition accorded to this photograph would make the world, in the words of Adrees, “remember this story long after it has disappeared from the headlines”.

A bit more about Adrees Latif from SAJAforum:

Born in Lahore, Pakistan on July 21, 1973, Adrees Latif lived in Saudi Arabia before immigrating with his family to Texas in 1980. Latif worked as a staff photographer for The Houston Post from 1993 to 1996 before joining Reuters. Latif graduated from the University of Houston in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Latif has worked for Reuters in Houston, Los Angeles before moving to Bangkok in 2003 where he covers news across Asia.

Source: Reuters

3 Comments so far

  1. apples on April 10th, 2008 @ 2:46 am

    i apologize for being a bit off topic here.

    i am looking for a photographer for a wedding in lahore.
    i want someone with a photojournalistic approach rather than a posed-studio approach.
    does anyone know of someone young, creative and damn good?

    thanks!


  2. Udayan Tripathi (udayan) on April 11th, 2008 @ 9:20 pm

    The photo was monumental. It brought to the world an image to identify with the brutal repressive regime. And of course, ensured no one forgets Kenji Nagai, even if they only remember him as that-slain-Japanese-photographer.


  3. wildanjel on May 4th, 2008 @ 4:06 am

    Lahori? :S

    Not Pakistani? This is why we don’t achieve anything. we r too nationalist



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