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Picture Perfect: NPR Honored With 9 WHNPA Awards

NPR came away with nine honors in this year's "Eyes of History" contest, held annually by The White House News Photographers Association. NPR's distinctions include four first place awards for John Poole and David Gilkey, who was named Photographer of the Year by the WHNPA in the 2011.

The work of Claire O'Neill, Coburn Dukehart, John Poole and David Gilkey demonstrates NPR's expansion and innovation in the digital space. They were all recognized individually for excellence in still photography, video and/or new media in a competition known as one of the country's most prestigious showcases in visual journalism.

All of these awards represent the hard work and collaboration of reporters, editors, designers and producers as well as staff at Colorado Public Radio who co-produced David Gilkey's 'LifeQuest' story.

Check out all of NPR's 2012 awards and the recognized work in the photo, video and new media categories below.

NPR'S HONORS IN THE 2012 EYES OF HISTORY CONTEST

Portrait, Still Photography

Picture Story International News, Still Photography

International News Single, Still Photography

  • Lance Corporal Joshua Stowers, Bravo Co. 1/5 Marines, stands in the middle of a field of tall grass near the Poppy fields, nicknamed "Viet Namistan," in Sangin District Afghanistan on May 3, 2011. Sangin district is riddled with improvised explosive devices (IED's) and has come to be known as the most dangerous areas of ISAF operations in Afghanistan.
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    Lance Corporal Joshua Stowers, Bravo Co. 1/5 Marines, stands in the middle of a field of tall grass near the Poppy fields, nicknamed "Viet Namistan," in Sangin District Afghanistan on May 3, 2011. Sangin district is riddled with improvised explosive devices (IED's) and has come to be known as the most dangerous areas of ISAF operations in Afghanistan.
    Picture Story International News award/NPR
  • PFC Darren Jaworski, right, with 2-27th infantry from Hawaii, part of "Task Force No Fear", covers his ears as a explosive round from 120mm mortar is fired at a suspected enemy fighting position on a area known as "Rocket Ridge" from Observation Post Mustang in Kunar Province, northeastern Afghanistan on September 4, 2011.
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    PFC Darren Jaworski, right, with 2-27th infantry from Hawaii, part of "Task Force No Fear", covers his ears as a explosive round from 120mm mortar is fired at a suspected enemy fighting position on a area known as "Rocket Ridge" from Observation Post Mustang in Kunar Province, northeastern Afghanistan on September 4, 2011.
    Picture Story International News award/NPR
  • PFC Natan Martinez, with 2-27th infantry from Hawaii, part of "Task Force No Fear," fires a 50-caliber machine gun at a enemy fighting position on a near by mountain top where insurgents were firing on another American base in the valley bellow on September 4, 2011.
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    PFC Natan Martinez, with 2-27th infantry from Hawaii, part of "Task Force No Fear," fires a 50-caliber machine gun at a enemy fighting position on a near by mountain top where insurgents were firing on another American base in the valley bellow on September 4, 2011.
    Picture Story International News award/NPR
  • An old man cautiously passes by as a soldier from Bravo Company covers a side ally during a patrol on April 22, 2011. Most of the villagers treat the soldiers cordially, but it's hard to distinguish friend from foe.
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    An old man cautiously passes by as a soldier from Bravo Company covers a side ally during a patrol on April 22, 2011. Most of the villagers treat the soldiers cordially, but it's hard to distinguish friend from foe.
    Picture Story International News award/NPR
  • Pvt David Murphy, after an exhausting run through the winding canals and ally ways of Charkh Bazaar on April 22, 2011.
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    Pvt David Murphy, after an exhausting run through the winding canals and ally ways of Charkh Bazaar on April 22, 2011.
    Picture Story International News award/NPR
  • Lt. Paul Lankford takes a break under a stairway on the west side of the river in Charkh on April 22, 2011.
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    Lt. Paul Lankford takes a break under a stairway on the west side of the river in Charkh on April 22, 2011.
    Picture Story International News award/NPR
  • A U.S. Marine with Weapons Co. 2/8 out of Camp Lejeune North Carolina, catches the last moments of sleep before the sun rises over a temporary base nicknamed "Patrol Base Suc" in Northern Marja, Helmand Provence, southern Afghanistan on June 13, 2011.
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    A U.S. Marine with Weapons Co. 2/8 out of Camp Lejeune North Carolina, catches the last moments of sleep before the sun rises over a temporary base nicknamed "Patrol Base Suc" in Northern Marja, Helmand Provence, southern Afghanistan on June 13, 2011.
    Picture Story International News award/NPR
  • Soldiers with Butcher Troop, part of the US Army 1st Infantry Division, and Afghan National Army troops climb up the treturous mountains overlooking the Khost-Gardez highway while on a mission to disrupt insurgent fighters in the area on June 27, 2011. The key road connects the east and central parts of Afghanistan and is frequently attacked by suspected Haqqani fighters operating in the area. ...
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    Soldiers with Butcher Troop, part of the US Army 1st Infantry Division, and Afghan National Army troops climb up the treturous mountains overlooking the Khost-Gardez highway while on a mission to disrupt insurgent fighters in the area on June 27, 2011. The key road connects the east and central parts of Afghanistan and is frequently attacked by suspected Haqqani fighters operating in the area.
    Picture Story International News award/NPR
  • Cpl. Andrew Collins springs into action seconds after a rocket is fired at the outpost in Charkh, Afghanistan on April 19, 2011. Combat Outpost Charkh sees as much action as anywhere in Afghanistan, but it's in Logar province, not far from the capital, Kabul.
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    Cpl. Andrew Collins springs into action seconds after a rocket is fired at the outpost in Charkh, Afghanistan on April 19, 2011. Combat Outpost Charkh sees as much action as anywhere in Afghanistan, but it's in Logar province, not far from the capital, Kabul.
    Picture Story International News award/NPR
  • Lance Corporal Anthony Espinoza Bravo Co. 1/5 Marines, wipes the salt and sweat out of his eyes at the end of a day-long patrol out of Patrol Base Fires in Sangin District, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on May 4, 2011.
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    Lance Corporal Anthony Espinoza Bravo Co. 1/5 Marines, wipes the salt and sweat out of his eyes at the end of a day-long patrol out of Patrol Base Fires in Sangin District, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on May 4, 2011.
    Picture Story International News award/Portrait award/NPR
  • Cpl Andrew Collins, left, lights a cigarette next to Lt. Eric Hanson in a house being used as a bunker in the center of Charkh Bazaar, Logar, Afghanistan on April 22, 2011.
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    Cpl Andrew Collins, left, lights a cigarette next to Lt. Eric Hanson in a house being used as a bunker in the center of Charkh Bazaar, Logar, Afghanistan on April 22, 2011.
    Picture Story International News award/NPR
  • A soldier with the 2-27th infantry from Hawaii walks along the sand bag covered ground at Observation Post Mustang in northeastern Afghanistan on September 5, 2011. The area is used by insurgent fighters as a infiltration and smuggling route from Pakistan which is just over the mountains to the west.
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    A soldier with the 2-27th infantry from Hawaii walks along the sand bag covered ground at Observation Post Mustang in northeastern Afghanistan on September 5, 2011. The area is used by insurgent fighters as a infiltration and smuggling route from Pakistan which is just over the mountains to the west.
    Picture Story International News award/NPR

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Video Editing, Long Form, Video


Best Use of Photography and Audio (with Narration), New Media

New Media: Best Use of Photography and Audio (Natural Sound), New Media

New Media: Best Multimedia Package – Simple, New Media


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