Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, killed in Afghanistan, captured some truly iconic photographs
The young photographer had captured some heartbreaking and some deeply moving photos which don't require any words and stand witness to these turbulent times
Reuters's employee and Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was killed in the clashes in Spin Boldak district in Kandahar, Afghanistan while reporting on Thursday night. He was riding along with the Afghan Special Forces, and had been reporting on their operations against Taliban in the region.
Siddiqui graduated with a degree in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. He had a degree in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia in 2007.
He started his career as a television news correspondent, switched to photojournalism, and joined Reuters as an intern in 2010.
Sidiqqui had posted his experiences in Afghanistan through his Twitter handle as recently as July 13:
Sidiqqui captured some terrific and iconic moments in the last decade, which don't require any words and these photos stand witness to the turbulent times and agony of common man. Here are some unforgettable and deeply moving pictures clicked by him:
All photographs were taken by Danish Siddiqui as a photojournalist with Reuters. They have been widely shared on Twitter and have been picked from the social media platform.
Tributes poured in for the photojournalist on the social media:
Published: 16 Jul 2021, 2:56 PM