American photojournalist David Gilkey, on assignment for NPR, alongside interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday in a Taliban ambush, according to reports from the New York Times. NPR has also confirmed the deaths.
Considered one of the best photojournalists in the world, Gilkey received an array of awards including a George Polk Award in 2010, a national News and Documentary Emmy in 2007, and dozens of distinctions from the White House News Photographeras Association, including 2011 Still Photographer of the Year.
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