See some of the best works by photojournalist killed by the Taliban


A tribute to the murdered journalist Danish Sidiki

A tribute to journalist Danish Sidiki, who was murdered outside the New Delhi press club Reuters / Anushree Fadnavis

  • Sidiki, 38, from Denmark, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Reuters chief photojournalist.

  • He was killed by the Taliban on July 16 while working on a project in Afghanistan.

  • The 14 photos show some of Siddiqui’s most iconic works.

Reuters chief photojournalist Sidiki of Denmark was killed in Afghanistan on July 16 while reporting a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui

Sidiki, Denmark, will take a photo at Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library at the Pulitzer Prize award ceremony in New York on May 30, 2018. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

Siddiqui, who worked primarily in South Asia, has covered everything since the 2020 Delhi riots …

On February 24, 2020, a group of men advocating Hindu slogans beat Muslim Mohammad Zubair, 37, during a protest triggered by a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India. did.

On February 24, 2020, a group of men advocating the Hindu slogan beat Muslim Mohammadsvale, 37, during a protest triggered by a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India. .. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

… to violent protests against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act of 2020 …

Danish Sidiki Photo Protester India

An unidentified man swung his gun on January 30, 2020, protesting a new nationality law outside the University of Jamia Mirihi Slamia in New Delhi, India. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

An unidentified man swung his gun on January 30, 2020, protesting a new nationality law outside the University of Jamia Mirihi Slamia in New Delhi, India. This is a picture of Sidiki seen all over the world.

… and the COVID-19 turmoil that struck Indian hospitals, graveyards and crematoriums earlier this year.

Cremation in India

The site is being prepared for the mass cremation of victims of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Delhi, India, on April 28, 2021. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

In fact, Siddiqui’s work helped show the world exactly how India was hit by the deadly second wave of COVID-19.

On May 11, 2021, a woman with respiratory problems is waiting for treatment at a health center during an epidemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.

On May 11, 2021, a woman with respiratory problems is waiting for treatment at a health center during an epidemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

In his work dealing with pandemics, Sidiki showed a woman with breathing problems waiting for treatment-suffering from a delay in the Indian medical system.

A woman lying in bed waiting for Covid treatment

On May 11, 2021, a woman with respiratory problems is waiting for treatment at a health center during an epidemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

He also captured the true suffering within the ICU wards of some major hospitals.

Healthcare professionals take care of patients suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the ICU ward of the Holy Family Hospital in New Delhi, India.

Healthcare professionals will take care of a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the ICU ward of the Holy Family Hospital in New Delhi, India, on April 29, 2021. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

Siddiqui also followed the plight of Rohingya refugees arriving in India in 2017. This is part of his most powerful work.

On September 11, 2017, at Shah Porir Dwip in Bangladesh, an exhausted Rohingya refugee woman touched the shore after crossing the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar by boat in the Bay of Bengal.

On September 11, 2017, an exhausted Rohingya refugee woman touched the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat across the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

He was able to show how badly these communities were hit.

On September 10, 2017, a Rohingya refugee man pulls his child to the shore after crossing the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, across the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

On September 10, 2017, a Rohingya refugee man is pulling a child walking towards the coast after crossing the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar by boat in the Bay of Bengal. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

Siddiqui reveals how different communities spent their most important days around the world, both before and after the pandemic.

People wait for an Iftar meal on the first day of a Ramadan Muslim fasting month in Jama Masjid, Delhi

People wait for an Iftar meal on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, in Jama Masjid, New Delhi, India. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

With Siddiqui’s contrasting colors and eye-catching visuals, he brought beautiful corners of the world to the eyes of millions of people.

Hindu believers stand in the waters of the Ganges and pray to the sun god at dawn in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, northern India.

On January 12, 2013, Hindu believers are standing in the waters of the Ganges to pray to the sun god at dawn in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, northern India. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

In 2018, Siddiqui showed a spectacular fireworks explosion on a torch-bearing participant at a celebration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding.

On September 10, 2018, ireworks will explode on the participants of the Illuminated Procession during the Illuminated Procession at a celebration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding in Pyongyang, North Korea.

On September 10, 2018, at the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of North Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea, fireworks will explode on the participants with torches. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

“Never push luck to the limit,” Siddiqui once told Reuters. “I always have a buffer to help me go out with pictures that tell the story.”

A man riding a bicycle with a dog on his shoulder in Mumbai on July 9, 2013.

A man riding a bicycle with a dog on his shoulder in Mumbai, India, on July 9, 2013. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

Source: Hindustan Times

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist was described by Reuters as “a good journalist, a devoted husband and father, and a highly beloved colleague.”

Danish Sidiki Monument

A candle was lit next to a portrait of Sidiki in Denmark at a memorial rally in New Delhi, India, on July 17, 2021. Pradeep Gaul / SOPA Images / Light Rocket via Getty Images

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