Jeff Widener has been a photographer at The Honolulu Advertiser since 1997. He is best known for his now famous image of a lone man confronting a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square during the 1989 Beijing riots for which he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990.
Before joining The Honolulu Advertiser, Widener worked as a newspaper photographer in California and later in Nevada and Indiana. At age 25, he accepted a position in Brussels, Belgium as a staff photographer with United Press International. Widener has received numerous awards and honors from The Overseas Press Club, Pictures Of the Year International, NPPA Best Of Photojournalism, National Headliner Award, New York Press Club, Chia Award (Sardinia) and the Scoop Award (Angiers, France) along with a number of other local and international citations.
Recent Posts by Jeff Widener
This exceptional seven-part investigative series tells the stories of native Hawai’ian women whose lives were forever changed by domestic violence. Originally published in The Honolulu Advertiser in December, 2008.
The intimate diary of Daysha Aiona-Aka, a 21-year old mother who was murdered at the hands of her estranged boyfriend, offers a rare glimpse of the dynamics of unfolding domestic abuse. Originally published in The Honolulu Advertiser in December, 2008 as part of Crossing the Line: Abuse in Hawai'i Homes.
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