Devotees pray after taking a dip at Sangam during the Pitcher Festival in January 2019Credit: 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.
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
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.”
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