Author(s): Hannelore Fischer (Editor)
Anja Niedringhaus is one of the most important women photographers of her generation. She reported on crisis areas such as the Balkans, Iraq, Libya, and, time and again, Afghanistan-- where on April 4th, 2014, she was killed by an assassin during her coverage of the presidential elections. Her photographs are lasting documents of human suffering and the will to survive. Numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in 2005, made her an icon during her own lifetime.