AP photographers honored with NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism Awards

The National Press Photographers Association announced this week the results for its annual Best of Photojournalism contest and several AP photographers were awarded prizes.

The winning images are featured below. 

Oded Balilty | Pictorial: 1st Place

Muhammed Muheisen | Portrait Series: 3rd Place 

For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting their country has undergone.

Jerome Delay | International News Single: Honorable Mention

Hussein Malla | International News Single: Honorable Mention

Sergei Grits | General News Single: Honorable Mention

Daniel Ochoa de Olza | Sports Feature Single: Honorable Mention

Rodrigo Abd | Environmental Picture Story: Honorable Mention

A new threat now looms for the estimated 20,000 wildcat miners who toil in a huge scar of denuded rainforest known as La Pampa, an area nearly three times the size of Washington, D.C. Peru's government declared all informal mining illegal on April 19, 2014, and began a crackdown. 

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Nat Castañeda is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. A California native, Castañeda works primarily in video and collage, with an emphasis on tactile intimacy with her materials remaining an important aspect of all her projects. Common issues in Castañeda’s work are the conflating of iconography and pornography, the questioning of traditional gender binaries, and the role of technology within personal narratives. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has shown at venues such as El Museo del Barrio and Electronic Arts Intermix. In addition to her art practice, Castañeda currently works at The Associated Press where she leads a team that curates AP's online archive of historic and contemporary photojournalism. Castañeda’s photography has appeared in the New York Times,U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.