Photojournalism of the Month: March 2014

Our Photojournalism of the Month gallery highlights moments of exceptional documentary photography, curated from the daily output of wire photographers … Continued

Demonstrators walk through a cloud of tear gas fired by the Bolivarian National Police during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. According to local authorities, several deaths were reported Wednesday, and a number of others, including National Guardsmen, were wounded after being shot by unknown assailants in separate incidents in the central Venezuelan city of Valencia. Alejandro Cegarra is an independent photographer currently stringing for the Associated Press in Venezuela. Keep up to date with his adventures by following his Twitter. AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra
An Afghan honor guard stands next to pictures of late Afghan Vice President Field Marshal Mohammed Qasim Fahim outside his house in Kabul, Afghanistan. Vice President Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban, was later accused of targeting civilian areas during the country’s civil war. He died on March 9, 2014 at the age of 57. Anja Niedringhaus is an Associated Press staff photographer based in Afghanistan. In 2005, she was part of an AP team that won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the war in Iraq. You can see more of Anja’s work on her blog. AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus
Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President, Mohammed Morsi, charged with violence chant slogans against the Egyptian military during a trial in court in Alexandria, Egypt. Two Morsi supporters were sentenced to death for throwing two people off the roof of a building during violent protests after the Islamist president was ousted, according to Egypt’s state news agency. Heba Khamis is an independent photographer stringing for the Associated Press in Egypt. AP Photo/Heba Khamis
Ukrainian soldiers are silhouetted at a check point in the village of Strilkove, Ukraine, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Russia raised the stakes when its forces moved into the Ukrainian village of Strilkove and a key natural gas distribution plant, the first Russian military move into Ukraine beyond the Crimean peninsula. The Russian forces later returned the village but kept control of the gas plant. See more work from Sergei Grits in last month’s round-up here. AP Photo/Sergei Grits
Firefighters battle a fire after a building collapse in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. John Minchillo is an NYC-based freelance photographer. See more of his work here. AP Photo/John Minchillo
Sara Wzitz wears a yellow ribbon and holds a candle, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at a candlelight vigil in Arlington, Washington, for the victims of a massive mudslide that struck the nearby community of Oso. Ted S. Warren is a staff photographer at the Assoicated Press based in the greater Seattle area. Keep up to date with what he is shooting by following him on Twitter. You can also see some more of his work here. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Joe Benson

Miami Marlins center fielder Joe Benson chases a ball as it is hit off a real estate advertisement on an outfield wall during the seventh inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Jupiter, Florida. Jeff Roberson is an AP staff photographer; see more of his work here.
Chinese military band members prepare for the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, China. Ng Han Guan is a staff photographer for the Associated Press in Beijing. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Houston firefighters spray water trying to extinguish a five-alarm fire at a construction site Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Houston. Fire officials said more than 200 emergency personnel were at the scene Tuesday afternoon and were working to protect nearby buildings. Mayra Beltran is a staff photographer at The Houston Chronicle. See more of her work here. AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran
Sub-Saharan migrants climb over a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Friday March 28, 2014. Officials said several hundred African migrants tried to cross barbed-wire border fences to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco but most were turned back by security forces from both sides. An Interior Ministry spokesman in Melilla said the migrants attempted to scale the fences several times early Friday and a handful managed to get across. Thousands of migrants seeking a better life in Europe are living illegally in Morocco, hoping they can enter Melilla and Spain’s other north African coastal enclave, Ceuta. Santi Palacios is an independent photographer stringing for the Associated Press in Spain. See more of his work here. AP Photo/Santi Palacios

Khalid Abu Bakar

Over a dozen microphones are propped on a table as Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar answers questions about the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner from members of the media during a press conference, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Sepang, Malaysia. Wong Maye-E is an AP staffer based in Singapore. Keep up to date with her work by following her on Twitter.
Cossacks guard the regional parliament building during the Crimean referendum in Simferopol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Residents of Ukraine’s Crimea region voted in a contentious referendum to split off and seek annexation by Russia. Vadim Ghirda is an AP staffer based in Eastern Europe. See more of his work here. AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

Our Photojournalism of the Month gallery highlights moments of exceptional documentary photography, curated from the daily output of wire photographers from around the world. Want more photojournalism? Check out our round-ups from January and February as well as The Best Photojournalism of 2013.