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AP photographer Dar Yasin wins international photojournalism award

, by Patrick Maks

AP photographer Dar Yasin has won the inaugural Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award from Athens Photo World for a compelling collection of photographs chronicling the ongoing conflict in Kashmir.

Kashmiri Shiite Muslims shout religious and pro-freedom slogans as Indian policemen stop them from participating in a religious procession during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Oct. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Yasin, who is from Indian Kashmir, has documented bloodshed, violence, strife, and unrest in the region for years. His winning images, taken between 2016 and 2019, illustrate day-to-day to life tinged by protests, devastation and death. 

The judges described Yasin’s work as powerful, compelling and memorable in the announcement made on Tuesday

Elisavet Saridou Behrakis, wife of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Greek photographer Yannis Behrakis, who died of cancer this year, said:

Looking at Dar Yasin’s work brings me back to what Yannis always wanted to do: To bring the story to you, the viewer, for you to decide if this is the world we want to be in — for you, for me, for our kids. As Yannis believed it is our moral duty to help each other and we can make this world a better place.

Yasin will be honored during the Athens Photo World festival in May, where his award-winning photography will be on display.

See a selection of his winning images in the slideshow below: