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“Sorrow and Defiance: Under Taliban Rule, Afghan Women Navigate a Landscape of Loss”

Excellence in Visual Journalism

Los Angeles Times, 2022

Author(s): Marcus Yam and Laura King | Los Angeles Times


Foreign Correspondent and photographer Marcus Yam brought to life the story of Afghan women whose lives changed overnight with the Taliban takeover. Amid the tumult of American military withdrawal, Yam captured evocative portraits of women who were suddenly banned from work or school, were afraid for their lives because of activism or achievement and feared for themselves and their daughters.