Josh Edelson won the prize for his coverage for AFP of the massive wildfires that ravaged large areas of northern California last summer.
Honored to have won the photography category for the Covering Climate Now Award! The purpose of this contest is to inspire more climate-related journalism in our changing world. https://t.co/S8fJ7UJbwO— Josh Edelson (@JoshEdelson) October 7, 2021
Reacting on the matter, AFP's Global News Director Phil Chetwynd said, “This prize is a tribute to Josh Edelson’s exceptional work. Through his spectacular images he showed the extraordinary power of these forest fires that left people shattered and in unspeakable despair”.
"The prize is also a recognition of AFP’s commitment to making coverage of the global climate emergency an editorial priority," Phil Chetwynd added.
Happy to share my report on "Bangladesh's Hidden Climate Cost" that won the ' covering climate now #Journalism Award, in photography segment!— zakir hossain chowdhury (@auni_auniket) October 6, 2021
Thanks to my editor @illied to support me in producing this story.@newhumanitarian @CoveringClimate #award #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis pic.twitter.com/KcLoL27KHU
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