What Do These 5 Photojournalists Have In Common Besides The Pulitzer Prize 2020?

The proud winners of the Pulitzer Prize 2020 are amongst India’s most talented photojournalists, recognized for their extraordinary work in the field of journalism. What these 5 photojournalists have in common besides the prize, has been to tell stories of children that often go untold, with the ability to put them at the centre of their narration. From stories of the impact of the Rohingya crisis on children, the childhood cost of the Kashmir conflict, children on their parent’s back as they migrate back to their villages under lockdown, and their sometimes-difficult everyday lives, intrepid photographers such as these, teach us to look again, look harder and look through their eyes, contributing vastly to the discourse on child rights in India and world over.

Here are some of their stories on children. 




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Rohingya cry for 'motherland' at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. The young Rohingya Muslim boy recites verses from the Quran in a small, crowded tent that serves as a madrasa in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Then Sheikh Ahmad lifts his hands in prayer and the tears begin to flow. He prays for those killed in the violence that his family escaped, among the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh over the past month. Back in his family's tiny shanty, he plays with his sisters. When i asked him why he wept, and the tears seep through again. "I'm crying for my motherland,he said.#Burma#Mayanmar#Bangladesh#children#refugee#persecution#killing#genocide#camps#risk#cry#motherland#

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Meet Aarti. She is only 8 years old. She sells chafa, a type of flower that women use as their hair accessory or they use it to worship idols. She got in at one station. She is so tiny and looked fragile. She could hardly take the weight of the basket but was trying to make her way out. I had this rush of warmth inside me and I ran to take her picture. She was not ready to two me anything but later once I smiled she started taking to me. She has 3 brothers and she told me she goes to school which I am assuming is not true. I was so overwhelmed that when she was leaving I gave her a hug and a small peck on the cheek. She was so sweet and such a darling. There are so many kids that do odd jobs in the local train to support their family. Most of them are around 8 to 14 years. Activists in India are up in arms over the government’s amendment to the country’s child labour law, which allows children under the age of 14 to work in certain designated ‘family businesses’. I think the activists should also have a look at the number of children working in the local trains and rehabilitate them. #traindiaries #trains #mumbai #mumbaidiaries #dailylifeindia #dailylife #everydayeverywhere #everydayasia #everydayindia #everydaymumbai #ReportageSpotlight

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First ride. #explorewithhonor

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