PAKISTAN, 2010. Marooned flood victims looking to escape, grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter which arrived to distribute food supplies in the Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province. Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded villages threw themselves at helicopters as more heavy rain was expected to intensify both suffering and anger with the government. The disaster killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of 12 million. The image was part of a package for which Adrees received POYi’s Photographer of the Year award, Agency and the Infinity Award from the International Center for Photography. (Photo: Adrees Latif / Reuters)

Adrees Latif

“There are so many defining moments in my career and all of them have to do with other photographers believing in me and giving me an opportunity to shine, to do what I dream of doing.”


Adrees Latif is the Editor-in-Charge, U.S. Pictures at Reuters. He earned a BA in journalism from the University of Houston while working as a staff photographer for the Houston Post. Since joining Reuters in 1995 he has been based in Houston, Los Angeles, Bangkok, Islamabad and New York, covering sports, entertainment, conflict and natural disasters. He has earned numerous awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, the 2011 Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography and the 2011 Photographer of the Year (agency) from Pictures of the Year International.

Workshop Assignment

Photographs from Adrees Latif’s 1993 workshop assignment about an underage high school couple who had a baby. They were being looked after by the girl’s grandmother because her parents did not accept the pregnancy.

Workshop Candids

Top to bottom: Joe Rosenthal, right, leads 1993 workshop black team members in a reenactment of his iconic image. Cornell Capa lays down a sunflower as Carl Mydans, Eddie Adams and Nick Ut stand in the background during the memorial ceremony. Eddie Adams during the workshop. Cheryl Himmelstein, team leader John White, Cindy D. Jones and Anna Gruner-Hegge going through slides of their work. Workshop 1993 students: Allen Schaben, Adrees Latif and Robert Seale.

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