Award of Excellence

Dar Yasin
AP
India

Dar Yasin is a Pulitzer winning photojournalist born and based in Kashmir. Dar has extensively covered Kashmir conflict and the historical opening of bus route between divided Kashmir. On assignment in Afghanistan has covered Afghan War, Afghan Refugees and Daily life of war-torn Afghani's. Dar has also covered Rohingya refugee crisis who fled large- scale violence and persecution in Myanmar. Dar has won dozens of international and national photo awards. He has also won POYi, POYasia, Atlanta Photojournalism, China Press Photo contest, Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award, the National Headliner Awards, finalist in WARS Photography Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award by the Society of Professional Journalism. And Indian’s most prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award twice for the stories from Kashmir. Dar also was part of the Associated Press team that won the Hal Boyle Award for the Rohingya Exodus in the Overseas Press Club and a Robert F. Kennedy Award in the International Print category. In the year 2017, he received the NPPA Humanitarian Award which is presented to an individual for playing a key role in the saving of lives or in rescue situations. His work has also been exhibited in Visa Pour L’images in Perpignan.

[ PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, ASIA ] This premier category is open to all photographers — independent, agency, wire service, or newspaper photographers. Please submit 10 to 50 images per portfolio consisting of at least two stories. Single images are optional. All images must be taken in 2020 or 2021. Each participant is allowed to enter only one portfolio.
Judges for Photographer of the Year, Asia
Anush Babajanyan
Ikuru Kuwajima
Liang-Pin Tsao
Tanvi Mishra
Nyimas Laula
Samuel He
Sanjit Das
Maika Elan
Jean Chung
Oded Wagenstein
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