Remembering Danish Siddiqui — Indian journalists pay tribute to Pulitzer-winning photographer

Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was killed Friday while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters.

`Posters with Danish's quotes | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Posters featuring a quote by Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

New Delhi: Photojournalists and journalists across the country paid tribute to Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters in Kandahar Friday.

According to Reuters, Siddiqui was embedded as a journalist with Afghan special forces earlier this week and was reporting on fighting between Afghan commandos and Taliban fighters. On Friday, Siddiqui and a senior Afghan official were killed in the crossfire.

The Press Club of India (PCI) and The Working News Cameraman’s Association held a candlelight meeting on the lawn of PCI Saturday evening, in Siddiqui’s memory.

Photojournalists from various organisations lit candles and mourned the death of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer. Students from Jamia Millia Islamia, his alma mater, also held a candlelight vigil for him.

The Bombay News Photographer Association and the Mumbai Press Club also remembered the Reuters photojournalist.

Journalists from Kolkata and Kerala paid tributes to Siddiqui by lighting candles and also keeping cameras near his picture Friday.

Siddiqui was the chief photographer of Reuters and had been working with the news agency since 2010. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for his coverage of the persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar.

In the past two years, Siddiqui’s photographs of the Delhi riots and the pandemic in India had gone viral.

A small tribute to Danish Siddiqui | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A small tribute to Danish Siddiqui in Jamia Millia Islamia | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Saumya Khandelwal, independent photojournalist, speak about Danish | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Saumya Khandelwal, independent photojournalist, speaks about Siddiqui at the Press Club of India (PCI) | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Photographers click picture of Danish's photo kept outside PCI | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Photographers click photos of Siddiqui’s memorial outside Press Club of India | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Outside Jamia students gather | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Students from Jamia Millia Islamia light candles in tribute to Siddiqui | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Candles were lit outside PCI | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Candles were also lit outside PCI | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A girl lit candle outside jamia gate | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A girl lights a candle outside the Jamia gate where the memorial for Siddiqui was held | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Students lit candels outside Jamia | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Students light candles outside Jamia Millia Islamia | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Along with journalists, students also joined the meet | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
A condolence meet was organised for Siddiqui at the PCI | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Danish Siddiqui won the Pulitzer | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Danish Siddiqui won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018| Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Cameras kept near Danish's picture in Thiruvananthapuram | Photo: Special arrangement
Photojournalists kept their cameras before Siddiqui’s photo as a tribute to him | Photo: Special arrangement

 

Photojournalists pay tribute in Kolkata | Photo: Special arrangement
Photojournalists in Kolkata also remembered Siddiqui | Photo: Special arrangement
Journalists outside Mumbai press club | Special Arrangement
Mumbai Press Club also held a candlelight vigil for the Reuters photojournalist | By special arrangement