SHE-LOGY: Award-winning photojournalists

Picture: Anja Niedringhaus/AP (This image is linked to


  • First female photojournalist to win Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography (2005) for coverage of the Iraq War.
  • In the same year, Anja received the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation.
  • Died on April 4th, 2014, when an Afghan policemen opened fire on her car in Afghanistan, while covering the country’s 2014 presidential election.
Photo by: Margaret Bourke-White (Image linked to WikiMedia Commons.)


  • First female war correspondent and the first woman to be allowed to work in combat zones during World War II.
  • First female photojournalist for Life magazine in 1936. Her photograph of the Fort Peck Dam construction was the first Life magazine cover.
  • “The woman who had been torpedoed in the Mediterranean, strafed by the Luftwaffe, stranded on an Arctic island, bombarded in Moscow, and pulled out of the Chesapeake when her chopper crashed, was known to the Life staff as ‘Maggie the Indestructible.’
Photo by Lynsey Addario (This image is linked to


  • She was part of the New York Times team to win the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, for her photographs in ‘Talibanistan’, Sept 7, 2008
  • What Can A Pregnant Photojournalist Cover? Everything is an article adapted from her first book “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” released last month.
  • Jennifer Lawrence has been reported to play her in the new Steven Spielberg film based on her book, where Lynsey wrote about her experience being kidnapped by Gaddafi’s army in Libya.

SHE-LOGY is a blog project open to everyone who is interested to celebrate women this whole month of March. If you’re reading this, I extend that invitation to you to contribute post/s about the women you’d like to honor. You can email me at Thank you for reading this.



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