Photojournalist and 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Danish Siddiqui killed in the line of duty

Photojournalist and 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Danish Siddiqui was killed Friday while on assignment in Afghanistan.

As reported by Reuters, Siddiqui was a Reuters photographer since 2010. His work brought critically important stories to the viewer's eyes, emotionally captivating each moment. In 2018, Siddiqui along with his Reuters photography team won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis.

"Even in breaking news cycles he would think about humanizing a story, and you see that so often in his pictures, including those that won the Pulitzer and stories we have done in the last few years," said Devjyot Ghoshal, a Reuters correspondent based in New Delhi and a neighbor of Siddiqui.

"Danish was an outstanding journalist ... a devoted husband and father, and a much-loved colleague. Our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time," they added.

A native of New Delhi, Siddiqui, 38, is survived by his wife Rike and two young children.

Without such dedication and courage, the world would be in the dark. A massive loss to journalism.


Our hearts go out to Siddiqui’s loved ones and his colleagues in their time of sorrow. - WNJ team