Shots from the heart, April 9

9 Apr 2014

Anja Niedringhaus embraced life even as she recorded death and destruction in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Shot dead by an Afghan policeman on Friday, the German photographer leaves behind a broad body of work – from battlefields to sports fields – that won awards and broke hearts. She trained her camera on children caught between the front lines, yet who still found a place to play. The 48-year-old covered conflicts in Europe before joining the Associated Press news agency in 2002. She was part of the AP team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for coverage of Iraq. Here we present a selection of her best work.