FCC to felicitate three India-based photographers of a Reuters Team for winning the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography
7:00 PM on Friday 20 April 2018
Cathal McNaughton, Adnan Abidi and Danish Siddiqui are part of a Reuters’ team of photographers that bagged the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography this week for their pictures of the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh.
They will be felicitated at 7pm on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the FCC Auditorium.
The award-winning photographs will be displayed, and the photographers will talk about them.
You are cordially invited.
S Venkat Narayan
Cathal McNaughton was 16 when he started taking photos. He worked for the Belfast morning daily, The Irish News. It was a turbulent period in the north of Ireland; watching the foreign photographers fly in for the big stories and then listening to their tales of assignments abroad captured his imagination. So he set his sights on emulating them. He has been with Thomson Reuters for the past nine years and took on the role of Chief Photographer in India in early 2016. He oversees and edits photos shot by photographers across India.
Adnan Abidi is a Reuters staff photojournalist based in Delhi. He has been associated with wire agencies throughout his two decade-old career in photojournalism, covering a vast gamut of subjects. He had no formal training in photography and is a self-taught photographer. At the beginning of his career, his love for cricket translated into a brilliant coverage in almost all leading dailies in various countries. His pictures regularly make it to the front pages of The New York Times, The Guardian, The International Herald Tribune, WSJ, Independent, The Globe and Mail, etc. He has covered the Kashmir floods, Nepal twin quakes, Indian Ocean Tsunami, Cyclone Phailin, Rohingya diaspora and Afghan embeds.
Danish Siddiqui is a Reuters staff photographer. He was brought up in Delhi, but has been based in Mumbai since 2010. He has graduated in economics and done masters in mass communication from Jamia University in Delhi. Before making his foray into photojournalism, Danish was a television correspondent with one of India’s leading news networks. He has covered several important stories in South Asia, Middle East and Europe, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Rohingya refugees crisis, Nepal earthquake and living conditions of asylum seekers in Switzerland. He has also produced a photo series on Muslim converts in England. His work has been widely published in scores of magazines, newspapers, slideshows and galleries all over the world. And he has been honoured with various photojournalism awards in USA, England, China and India.
The Pulitzer Prize (pulitzer.org) is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine, and online journalism, literature and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher.Administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in 21 categories. In 20 of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US $15,000 cash award (raised from $10,000 in 2017). The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.
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