Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 2022 A Year in Photos Includes Ed Kashi Photograph
December 27, 2022 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
December 26, 2022
One of Gallery Photographer Ed Lashi's photographs from an assignment for TIME in Qatar, documenting the impact of heat stress on workers building the World Cup stadiums, has been chosen by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting as one of the best photographs of the year.
A worker on a World Cup construction site in Lusail City, Qatar, tries to stay hydrated during extreme heat conditions. Thousands of migrant workers died in the decade leading up to the games/ Ed Kashi | VII/TIME
"I see the issue of heat stress and work to be one of the growing challenges we face in light of climate change. Focusing on Nepalese workers who had traveled to Qatar to work on the World Cup facilities was a timely and important way to amplify this issue to a global audience.
The value of visual reporting is only growing in impact, and to have this work appear during the World Cup couldn't have been better timing to emphasize the need to address this pressing issue." - Ed Kashi
In 2022, the Pulitzer Center supported photojournalism that captured a wide array of the year's most definitive moments. The work featured here exemplifies visual storytelling with depth and nuance. These images show the heartbreak of conflict, demands for justice, and the global fight for liberty and equality. They beckon viewers to witness the effects of deforestation and meet the communities living on the front lines of climate change.
Together, this collection of Pulitzer Center-supported work visualizes our mission to raise awareness of underreported global issues, sustain attention on urgent stories, and hold those in power to account. Our grants and fellowships for freelance and staff photojournalists aim to cultivate equal representation of voices in our work and the journalism we support.
Photojournalism is a powerful mechanism to provoke positive change. Universally understood, visual storytelling communicates across languages, distances, and lived experiences. It takes great care, intention, and determination to produce work with such impact, and we are thankful to our grantees and reporting partners for furthering the Pulitzer Center's mission.