Reuters’ chief photographer, Danish Siddiqui, was killed in a clash in Boldak district, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Siddique is a world-renowned photojournalist who won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for the ‘Feature Photograph’ in 2018 which documents the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Danish has covered areas in Asia, Middle East Europe, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and has reported on critical issues like the Hong Kong Protests, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, including the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, the Rohingya refugee crisis, the Hong Kong protests, the Nepal earthquake as well as sports events in North Korea.
During the unexpected lockdown implemented by the incumbent government last year in response to the pandemic, Siddiqui covered the cemeteries, the migrant crisis and focused on the Delhi riots and the anti-CAA-NRS protests that happened prior to that. His photos have been published in various magazines, newspapers, and galleries. Gauri Lankesh news re-posts a few of his photographs for its readers.
Condolenscences have been coming in from all parts of the world with journalists, politicians, human rights activists, UN professionals, writers, and common masses expressing their grief and extending solidarity with his family.