Imagine the world without images. Imagine the world without colors.
It is still on my mind clearly – I have read somewhere that one image can tell 1000 words. Sometimes, one image can express the pain, grief, and sorrow or, on the other hand, the utmost happiness and pride.
On the eve of World Photography Day, we dedicate this article to Reuters Award-Winning Photo Journalist Danish Siddiqui, unfortunately, the Pulitzer award-winning photographer Danish Siddiqui lost his life in Afganistan on 15 July
Danish Siddiqui was an Indian photo-journalist based in Delhi who used to lead the national Reuters Multimedia team. As part of the Reuters team, he received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for documenting the Rohingya Refugee Crisis.
In 2021, he was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban forces near a border crossing with Pakistan.
Siddiqui was killed alongside a senior Afghan officer while covering a clash between Afghan Special Forces and Taliban insurgents in Spin Buldak, Kandahar, on 15 July 2021. Later, His body was handed to the Afghan Red Crescent Society.
Well, this was a short brief of his story. Now let’s explore some of his best works –
In this Article
Migrants leaving Delhi on foot due to Nation Wide Lockdown
This image was clicked by Danish during the first wave of Coronavirus. A family of migrant workers was travelled from Delhi to their small village in central India due to coronavirus lockdown on foot.
A migrant worker carries his son as they walk along a road to return to their village in Madhya Pradesh from Delhi (almost 500 kms) during a nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of coronavirus.
Exploring India’s rural healthcare system
Danish have been camping for few days in the desert state of Rajasthan to report on India’s rural healthcare system. During his stay he visited several remote villages where a train hospital and it’s army of volunteer medical professionals were providing healthcare to the downtrodden.
The Bullet Hole
This picture was clicked during his visit to Iraq.
Love for the Land
An exhausted Rohingya refugee woman touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh.
A boy lights a firecracker while celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual festival of lights in Mumbai, India.
Health Worker During Pandemic
Exhausted health workers rest during burial of men who died due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a graveyard, in New Delhi.