Devotees pray after taking a dip at Sangam during the Pitcher Festival in January 2019

Credit: Reuters / Danish Siddiqui

Reuters has published a book to honour the life of late photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed two years ago on 16 July 2021. He was working in Afghanistan alongside the country's special forces when they came under attack by the Taliban.

The book, simply named "Danish Siddiqui", features 150 of his photographs across a decade with Reuters. Book royalties will go to Siddiqui’s wife, Frederike Harrant Siddiqui, and their two children.

Bernat Parera

Danish Siddiqui

Siddiqui was a Pultizer Prize-winning photojournalist who joined Reuters in 2010. He covered key events across Asia and the Middle East, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the covid-19 pandemic in India, protests in Hong Kong and earthquakes in Nepal. He also photographed the lives of ordinary people in his home country of India.

Reuters / Danish Siddiqui

Maharashtrian women dressed in traditional costumes celebrate the Gudi Padwa festival in Mumbai in March 2015

Reuters Editor-in-Chief Alessandra Galloni shared in the book’s epilogue: "Danish’s generous spirit shines through in every image – a testament to his legacy in this newsroom and the world.”

An exhausted Rohingya woman touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh- Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal 2017. © REUTERS / Danish Siddiqui
An Afghan boy works at a construction site as a U.S. soldier takes position during a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army in a village in Kherwar district in Logar province, eastern Afghanistan, on May 23, 2012. © REUTERS / Danish Siddiqui

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