Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist for Reuters, was killed on task in Afghanistan earlier in the present day. Siddiqui was touring with a convoy of Afghan forces, close to a border publish in Pakistan, when an ambush by Taliban militants killed him and an undisclosed variety of individuals. He was 38 years previous.
‘We’re urgently searching for extra data, working with authorities within the area,’ Reuters President Michael Friedenberg and Editor-in-Chief Alessandra Galloni stated in a press release. ‘Danish was an impressive journalist, a loyal husband and father, and a much-loved colleague. Our ideas are together with his household at this horrible time.’
Siddiqui, who relies out of Mumbai, had been working with Reuters for over a decade and was the company’s chief photographer. He was masking violent clashes within the Kandahar area forward of President Joe Biden’s September eleventh deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan. The Taliban has been conquering extra territory as forces pull out, sparking considerations that Afghanistan’s authorities may ultimately collapse.
In 2018, Siddiqui received a Pulitzer Prize in function pictures, alongside his colleague Adnan Abidi and 5 others, for protection of the Rohingya refugee disaster in Bangladesh. His group was cited by The Pulitzer Prizes ‘for surprising images that uncovered the world to the violence Rohingya refugees confronted in fleeing Myanmar.’
Moreover masking Afghanistan and the Rohingya refugee disaster, Siddiqui was current at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests from 2019–2020 and Nepal’s lethal wave of earthquakes in 2015. He just lately sparked controversy for capturing images that confirmed mass cremations of these killed by India’s COVID-19 outbreak. Extra of his photojournalism will be seen on his official Instagram account.
The United Nations claims 39 photojournalists have been killed in motion, between 2018 and 2021, documenting the violence in Afghanistan.