Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Suicide Bomb Picture x Pulitzer Prize Winner [PHOTOGRAPHY]
AFP photographer Massoud Hossaini has been awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for his heartbreaking image of a girl crying in fear after a suicide bomber's attack on a crowded shrine in Kabul. The bombing, carried out as part of a coordinated attack during Ashura ceremonies commemorated the martyrdom of Imam Hussein.
The blast killed at least 54 people, including Taraneh's (the little girl in green screaming featured in the photograph) brother, aunts and uncles. The irksome shot was taken at the Abul Fazel Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 6 December 2011 and has secured Hossaini $10,000 in the breaking news photography category by Pulitzer.
A small price to pay for such a big price to pay.