Who is the Danish Siddiqui?
Danish Siddiqui captured revealing images of the world. The Pulitzer Prize is the largest award given to a journalist in the United States. In 2018, Danish Siddiqui received the Pulitzer Prize for his work in bringing to the world the plight of Rohingya refugees in Myanmar. ‘Through this film you can see the helplessness of a tired and exhausted woman. Not knowing what was happening behind the scenes. This is the frame I wanted to show the world ‘— Danish Siddiqui later said about the Pulitzer Prize-winning film. During the riots in East Delhi, a group of Hindutva activists filmed a Danish film beating a young Muslim man. Films during the riots highlighted the danger of clashes between the Hindu majority and the Muslim minority in India and became a hot topic internationally. Ahmed Danish Siddiqui was born on May 19, 1983. He has a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi. He joined Reuters in 2010 after working as a columnist for the Hindustan Times and TV Today. The war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Rohingya crisis, the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the Kovid crisis in India and the peasant struggle were all caught on camera. “The images are captured on camera only after a deep understanding of the stories that follow and after careful research. He always focused on the people involved in the news,” say the words of friends and colleagues about the Danish Siddiqui. “I learned ninety percent of photography on my own by doing a lot of experimentation in this area,” the Danish Siddiqui once wrote. ****