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AFP wins five National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) awards

Two AFP photographers have been awarded at NPPA Annual Awards for their pictures in the categories "Politics", "Politics Story" and "Breaking News Story".


Brendan Smialowski

  • 1st place – “Politics Story”

June 27, 2018 – FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA – Brendan Smialowski is the winner in the "Politics Story" category for his shot entitled "The Dynamic President Trump". US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally for Rep. Kevin Cramer at Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota.


  • 3rd place – “Politics”

September 28, 2018 – WASHINGTON, DC – Brendan Smialowski was rewarded for his picture entitled "Drama" that shows Senate Judiciary Committee member Senator Jeff Flake speaking with colleagues after a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.


  • Honorable Mention – “Politics Story”

September 4, 2018 – WASHINGTON, DC – In the same category, Brendan Smialowski receives an honorable mention for a shot of US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.


  • Honorable Mention – “Politics Story”

October 29, 2018 – PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – This picture taken by Brendan Smialowski shows a freshly dug grave at the Tree of Life Memorial Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The US Justice Department launched a new website to combat hate crimes two days after 11 worshippers were shot dead in the Tree of Life synagogue.



Josh Edelson

  • Honorable Mention in the category "Breaking News Story"

November 15, 2018 – PARADISE, CALIFORNIA – In this aerial picture by Josh Edelson entitled “California Burning”, a burned neighborhood is seen in Paradise, California, after the end of the fires that devastated California last November.