See some of the best works by photojournalist killed by the Taliban
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.
Siddiqui, who worked primarily in South Asia, has covered everything since the 2020 Delhi riots …
… to violent protests against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act of 2020 …
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.
In fact, Siddiqui’s work helped show the world exactly how India was hit by the deadly second wave of COVID-19.
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.
He also captured the true suffering within the ICU wards of some major hospitals.
Siddiqui also followed the plight of Rohingya refugees arriving in India in 2017. This is part of his most powerful work.
He was able to show how badly these communities were hit.
Siddiqui reveals how different communities spent their most important days around the world, both before and after the pandemic.
With Siddiqui’s contrasting colors and eye-catching visuals, he brought beautiful corners of the world to the eyes of millions of people.
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.
“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.”