Adrees Latif, born in Lahore, Pakistan on July 21, 1973, lived in Saudi Arabia before immigrating with his family to Texas in 1980. Latif worked as a staff photographer for The Houston Post from 1993 to 1996 before joining Reuters.

Latif graduated from the University of Houston in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He has worked for Reuters in Houston, Los Angeles before moving to Bangkok in 2003 where he covers news across Asia.

Latif  won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for “Breaking News Photography” of “a wounded Japanese photographer, Kenji Nagai, as he lay before a Burmese soldier in Yangon,Myanmar, as troops attacked protestors.” Mr. Nagai later dies. The photograph was published by Reuters on September 28, 2007.