Malaysian-born Marcus Yam of the Los Angeles Times has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography, granted to him for his shots of Kabul’s fall to the Taliban last year.
The award was presented to Yam for his “raw and urgent images of the US pullout from Afghanistan that highlighted the human costs of the momentous transition in the country,” as per the Los Angeles Times.
With meticulous earlier work in Afghanistan, Yam established the foundation for his depiction of the Taliban’s blitzkrieg conquest.
One journey into the nation with a writing partner yielded portraits of Afghans whose lives spanned the length of the conflict, young ladies who had never recognised the Taliban rule, and musicians who were facing a prohibition on the profession they valued.
Jet fighters circle the skies of #Kabul as the U.S. withdrawal concludes, and family members attending a mass funeral for the…