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4 photographers including late Danish Siddiqui win Pulitzer for India’s COVID-19 photos

News agency Reuters’ photographers late Danish Siddiqui, Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo and Amit Dave won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography on Monday for their powerful images of India’s COVID-19 toll.

News agency Reuters’ photographers late Danish Siddiqui, Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo and Amit Dave won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography on Monday for their powerful images of India’s COVID-19 toll.

The awards are “for images of COVID’s toll in India that balanced intimacy and devastation, while offering viewers a heightened sense of place,” the organisers said.

“Congratulations to @adnanabidi, @mattoosanna, @AmitDav46549614, the family and friends of the late @dansiddiqui and @Reuters. #Pulitzer,” read a tweet by The Pulitzer Prizes.

Late Siddiqui who used to lead the national Reuters multimedia team had received his first Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 2018 as part of the Reuters team, for documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis.

In 2021, he was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban forces near a border crossing with Pakistan.

For Adnan, this is his third Pulitzer Prize. He was a two-time Pulitzer prize winner as part of Reuters’ photography team.

“A tribute to Danish Siddiqui,” tweeted Adnan.

Sanna is from the Kashmir Valley.

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