AP honors photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus at funeral: 'She found the quiet human moments'

The Associated Press

Photographer Anja Niedringhaus was remembered for "her ability to show compassion in the face of tragedy and her talent in offering direction to young photographers" at her funeral in Germany on Saturday. Niedringhaus was killed April 4 on assignment covering elections in Afghanistan.

The AP reports:

AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said Niedringhaus loved to capture calm when there was chaos all around her.

"And I believe that is why her pictures from terrible places resonated with so many people around the world," Carroll said. "She found their dignity. She found the quiet human moments that connected people in great strife to all the rest of us around the world."

In her 2012 book, "At War," Niedringhaus explained what motivated her work: "The legacy of any photographer is her or his ability to capture the moment, to record history. For me it is about showing the struggle and survival of the individual."

Poynter posted some of her final images last week.

Earlier: Anja Niedringhaus: Covering war ‘is the essence of journalism’

  • Sam Kirkland

    Sam Kirkland is Poynter's digital media fellow, focusing on mobile and social media trends. Previously, he worked at the Chicago Sun-Times as a digital editor, where he helped launch digital magazines and ebooks in addition to other web duties.


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