Muhammed Muheisen Receives UNICEF Photo Of The Year Award
Above is the Award-winning portrait of five year old Zahra.
Pictured above left; Elke Büdenbender the First Lady of Germany, right: Muhammed Muheisen
The UNICEF Photo of the Year 2017 shows the horrors of war and displacement, reflected in the eyes of a distraught child. Muhammed Muheisen took the picture of five-year-old Zahra from Syria in an informal tented settlement near Mafraq in Jordan. Zahra’s face represents the quiet sadness of millions of children in crisis areas around the world.
ABOUT MUHAMMED MUHEISEN
Muhammed Muheisen is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. He has been documenting the refugee crisis around the world for over a decade and is the founder of Everyday Refugees Foundation.
Muheisen was born in 1981, graduated with a degree in journalism and political science. As the former Associated Press Chief Photographer for the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan he covered conflicts across the region as well documented major events in Europe, Asia, Africa and the U.S. He spent four years in Pakistan as AP’s Chief Photographer for the region, and for the last several years has been documenting the refugee crisis across Europe. Most recently his work has focused on the issue of stranded unaccompanied refugee minors for the National Geographic Magazine.