James Foley Award and World Press Photo Instagram

This week has been full of good news, and I wanted to share with everyone a couple of things that have happened.

I am honored to be receiving the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting, from the Online News Association. Andy Carvin, the committee chair and Social Media Editor at the Associated Press wrote these kind words:

“The selection committee felt Tara’s work sets a sky-high bar for digital journalism that’s practiced in challenging conditions and takes on critical stories and issues. She’s exhibited a rare combination of bravery, digital savvy and eye-catching visual skills, and her work as co-founder of Vignette Interactive has driven storytelling in exciting new directions across the Middle East.”

I also had the privilege of taking over the World Press Photo Instagram feed, to display some of my project on reproductive rights from Nepal. I was in Nepal working on stories about women’s access to abortion, through a grant from the European Journalism Centre. There will also be a story next month about this topic on World Press Photo’s on-line magazine Witness, so stay tuned!

Here are a few of the photos I have posted. For more go to their amazing feed full of powerful photography.

By Tara Todras-Whitehill

Tara worked as a staff photographer for the Associated Press for four years in the Middle East, covering the uprisings, revolutions and numerous elections in the Arab world. Her photography has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic and Washington Post, among many others. She also works on personal projects focused on women's issues. Her passion is trying to portray strong women changing their lives and the world around them.


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