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Ann Telnaes Wins Worldwide EWK Award
This 12 months’s EWK award goes to a seasoned veteran amongst political cartoonists. Swedish-born Ann Telnaes, who indicators for The Washington Post, has for a few years labored within the epicenter of American politics.
In instances when media homes all around the world are lowering their paper editions in favor of digital publications, the area for photojournalism is shrinking. There, the Swedish-born satirist Ann Telnaes’ fixed presence in The Washington Put up stands out as a shining star of hope.
In her photos, Ann Telnaes interprets the excursions of the American political recreation with the identical rigor and presence as when she raises her voice for ladies’s and women’ rights on the planet. Ann Telnaes is one in every of modern-day’s foremost actors in political satire.
The Washington Put up’s Ann Telnaes is that this 12 months’s winner of the EWK Prize. Named after political cartoonist Ewert Karlsson, and offered annually by the EWK Society in Sweden, the award celebrates satirists and cartoonists across the globe.
In an announcement Telnaes mentioned, “I’m very honored to obtain this distinguished prize and in addition grateful that the artwork of satire and visible commentary is acknowledged and valued. Editorial cartoonists and their work are an early barometer for the free speech well being of societies and a vital a part of democracies. The troubling improve of autocratic regimes and an intolerance in direction of freedom of expression reveals that the work of my colleagues from all over the world is extra needed than ever.”