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A World At War: Photo Exhibition Featuring Acclaimed Photojournalists | 13-14 March 2024

In a world marked by strife and turmoil, the lens of a photojournalist becomes a powerful tool for bearing witness to the human experience amidst conflict. Through their images, they not only document the harsh realities of war but also capture moments of resilience, courage, and hope.

Danish Siddiqui Foundation in partnership with the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication is proud to present ‘A World At War,’ a compelling photo exhibition that brings together the works of acclaimed photojournalists from around the globe. From the desolate landscapes of war-torn regions to the resilient faces of those affected, each photograph tells a story that transcends borders and speaks to the universal human experience.

Among the featured photographers is Amnon Gutman, whose work bridges the divide between the Middle East and Europe. With a keen eye for capturing global humanitarian and environmental narratives, Gutman’s photographs have graced the pages of publications such as Foreign Policy, Le Figaro, and Die Zeit. Through his lens, he brings to light the interconnectedness of our world and the shared struggles faced by humanity.

Joining Gutman is Altaf Qadri, an esteemed and award-winning photojournalist renowned for his fearless coverage of international conflicts. From political upheavals to natural disasters, Qadri’s lens has documented it all, bearing witness to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Asmaa Waguih, an independent photojournalist based in Cairo, brings a unique perspective to the exhibition with her extensive experience working in conflict zones across the Arab world. With a focus on the Islamic community and the Arab diaspora, Waguih’s photographs offer a nuanced portrayal of the complexities of life in the region.

Claire Thomas, hailing from Wales, brings her lens to critical subjects such as political conflicts, human rights abuses, and environmental crises. Through her work, she seeks to challenge perceptions and provoke thought on some of the most pressing issues facing our world today.

Prashanth Viswanathan, a seasoned freelance photographer specializing in news and assignment stories across India, offers a glimpse into the diverse landscapes and communities of the subcontinent. With an eye for capturing the beauty and resilience of everyday life, Viswanathan’s photographs celebrate the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Rafiq Maqbool, a staff photographer for the Associated Press, brings his lens to bear on the troubled landscapes of South Asia, with a particular focus on his homeland, Kashmir. Through his images, Maqbool seeks to shed light on the complexities of the region and the enduring struggle for peace and justice.

Saumya Khandelwal, a distinguished photojournalist based in New Delhi, rounds out the exhibition with her powerful images focusing on gender and environmental issues. Recognized for her project ‘Child Brides of Shravasti,’ Khandelwal’s work has been featured in National Geographic’s 100 Best Photos of the Century and TIME’s Top 10 Photos of 2021.

And in a special tribute, the exhibition honors the acclaimed two-time Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, whose impactful work continues to inspire.

As visitors journey through the ‘World At War’ exhibition, they will be invited to reflect on the human stories behind the headlines and deepen their understanding of the impact of conflict on individuals and communities around the world. Through the lens of these remarkable photojournalists, we are reminded of the resilience, courage, and hope that endure even in the darkest of times.

For those unable to attend the exhibition in person, a virtual gallery will be available online, allowing viewers from around the world to experience the powerful imagery and stories on display.

Join us as we embark on a journey through conflict, guided by the lens of some of the world’s most talented and courageous photojournalists. Together, let us bear witness to the human experience and honor the indomitable spirit of those who continue to shine a light in the darkness.