Anja Niedringhaus waw born in 1965 in Höxter, Germany and was killed April 4, 2014, while covering the run-up to the presidential elections in Afghanistan. She began working as a freelance photographer at age 16 while still in high school. In 1990, she began working full-time as a photojournalist when she joined the European Pressphoto Agency in Frankfurt, Germany. As EPA’s Chief Photographer she spent the first ten years of her career covering the wars in the former Yugoslavia. In November 2002, Anja moved to the Associated Press as a traveling photographer. She was the only woman on a team of 11 AP photographers awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.