Pulitzer Center Update

Last Week to Submit Photos of Strong Women to NatGeo Your Shot

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12 hours into an eventual 17-hour childbirth, my girlfriend was definitely feeling the pain. I looked on helplessly as nothing compared to the moments of pain and the respite between. Gas, drugs, and a hand to hold only had so much effect. This day I found out how truly strong she is… Image by Sam Williams, National Geographic Your Shot.

12 hours into an eventual 17-hour childbirth, my girlfriend was definitely feeling the pain. I looked on helplessly as nothing compared to the moments of pain and the respite between. Gas, drugs, and a hand to hold only had so much effect. This day I found out how truly strong she is… Image by Sam Williams, National Geographic Your Shot.

The National Geographic Your Shot assignment, "Strong Women,"  is entering it's final week for submissions.

This first assignment is a part of the partnership with Your ShotNational Geographic’s photo community—to create photographic assignments focused on Pulitzer Center reporting and issues. The "Strong Women" assignment asks contributors to share the stories of strong women in their lives. 

There is one more week left to submit - the deadline is March 27, 2017. Submissions can be sent via Your Shot's site.

Here are some of the submissions so far:

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This young Kazakh girl in Western Mongolia was helping her mom milk the goats. Image by Atul Prasad, National Geographic Your Shot.

This young Kazakh girl in Western Mongolia was helping her mom milk the goats. Image by Atul Prasad, National Geographic Your Shot.

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Tania Larsson stands on the shore of Great Slave Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories near the community of Lutsel K’e. Larsson is part of a group of young indigenous leaders promoting culture, language, and conservation in Canada’s north. Image by Patrick Kane, National Geographic Your Shot.

Tania Larsson stands on the shore of Great Slave Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories near the community of Lutsel K’e. Larsson is part of a group of young indigenous leaders promoting culture, language, and conservation in Canada’s north. Image by Patrick Kane, National Geographic Your Shot.

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Angelica is a refugee and has lived in Brazil for three years. She fled Sierra Leone, leaving four children behind. Her father, an important Iman, did not accept her marriage to a Christian man. The story of Angelica’s life and struggle is a huge inspiration to me because it is loaded with courage. It is a breath of life in a world so violent and uneven. Angelica today is single, living in Brazil with one of her daughters, the young Aminata. Image by Victor Moriyama, National Geographic Your Shot.

Angelica is a refugee and has lived in Brazil for three years. She fled Sierra Leone, leaving four children behind. Her father, an important Iman, did not accept her marriage to a Christian man. The story of Angelica’s life and struggle is a huge inspiration to me because it is loaded with courage. It is a breath of life in a world so violent and uneven. Angelica today is single, living in Brazil with one of her daughters, the young Aminata. Image by Victor Moriyama, National Geographic Your Shot.

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I met this young woman on a ranch in Wyoming. She was part of an early morning roundup, and I was impressed by her skill and beauty. Although wrangling has not been male dominated for a while, it was still hopeful to see her and other women, taking part in the work. Image by Mary Braman, National Geographic Your Shot.

I met this young woman on a ranch in Wyoming. She was part of an early morning roundup, and I was impressed by her skill and beauty. Although wrangling has not been male dominated for a while, it was still hopeful to see her and other women, taking part in the work. Image by Mary Braman, National Geographic Your Shot.