IRP Fellow Receives Honor for Fellowship Photo

By IRP Staff, May 28, 2009

The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has selected a picture taken by David Rochkind during his 2008 IRP Fellowship to South Africa as an honorable mention in their 2009 Best of Photojournalism contest. The contest is one of the largest and most prestigious photo journalism contests in the world. The selected image was one of a series of photographs taken by Rochkind depicting the impact of Tuberculosis (TB) in the South African gold mining communities.

The photographs from Rochkind’s 2008 IRP Fellowship are on display as part of a photography exhibition at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars based in Washington DC. The photos will be on display through May 15, 2009.