Photojournalist Dar recalls how he used to approach passengers at airports, requesting them to deliver photos in memory cards and flash drives to AP's New Delhi office. Some declined, worried about trouble with authorities, he says, adding some agreed.
Yasin, along with his colleagues Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand, have won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography, for capturing the Kashmir conflict after the Narendra Modi government on August 5 last year abrogated special provision under Article 370 granted to the erstwhile state.
The August 5 order followed a lockdown with shutdown of Internet services and curfew but it did not dismay the three photographers, who managed to somehow bring to the fore a picture of Kashmir.
Here is a look at a few of the award-winning pictures.
There were scenes of joy at the home of the three photojournalists.
Anand said the award left him speechless. 'I was shocked and could not believe it,' he said, calling the prize-winning photos a continuation of the work he's been doing for 20 years with the AP.