AP photographers Eranga Jayawardena and Rafiq Maqbool were named finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images capturing anger over economic collapse in Sri Lanka.
The AP images from Sri Lanka captured the full range of human emotion. Protesters pumping their fists in the air shouting anti-government slogans, and also shielding themselves from tear gas and water cannons.
Rafiq Maqbool is a staff photographer for Associated Press and has been based in Mumbai, India since 2009. For AP he has covered some of South Asia’s most troubled hotspots including his homeland of Kashmir. He has extensively documented militancy and violence at its height in the late 1990s including the Kargil war between India and Pakistan, as well as the devastating earthquake of 2005 in the region.