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CJC Alumna Receives Prestigious Photojournalism Award

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Stephanie Sinclair

New York-based freelance photographer Stephanie Sinclair, B.S. Journalism 1998 and 2008 UF CJC Alumni of Distinction, is the recipient of t the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Sinclair was honored for capturing the quiet dignity of women and girls who have endured cruel practices such as child marriage, genital mutilation and acid attacks.

Sinclair is best known for her series and non-profit organization, “Too Young to Wed,” which examines forced child marriage around the world.

Niedringhaus was part of an Associate Press team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for coverage of the Iraq War. A native of Germany, she was killed on assignment in 2014 when an Afghan police commander walked up to the car she was in and opened fire.

The annual award was created in 2015 to honor a female photographer whose life and work honor Niedringhaus’ legacy. It was established by the International Women’s Media Foundation, includes a $20,000 prize and is funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

Posted: July 5, 2017
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