Massoud Hossaini

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Massoud Hossaini (born December 10, 1981)[1] is a photojournalist for Agence France-Presse and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

Hossaini was born in Kabul during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, but his family fled to Iran when he was six months old after his father was arrested for opposing the communist government. After graduating high school in 1996, Hossaini became a political activist with the Iranian reform movement and began recording events with his camera, including Afghani refugees in Mashhad.

He was stuck in the American University of Afghanistan attack and wrote SOS message on twitter on August 24, 2016.

After the September 11 attacks, he returned to Afghanistan to join Aina, a French cultural organization and studied with photographer Manoocher Deghati. He joined AFP in 2007.[1]

His work is featured in the American documentary Frame by Frame.[2]


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