Talk by Altaf Qadri

Altaf Qadri, b. 1976 is a Kashmiri photojournalist presently based in New Delhi. Altaf studied science at Kashmir University and began his working life as a computer engineer before he took photography as a profession. It was not long before Altaf gained his first freelance assignment and, in 2001, he became a staff photographer on a local newspaper. In 2003, he joined the European Pressphoto Agency, for which he provided extensive coverage of the conflict in Kashmir till May 2008. Altaf joined The Associated Press in September 2008 and was based in northern Indian city of Amritsar for nearly four years before moving to New Delhi in August 2012. Besides Kashmir conflict, he has covered news and feature stories from Afghanistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Thailand and numerous provinces of India. Altaf’s work has appeared in almost all the major newspapers and news magazines around the globe and his work has been exhibited in several cities like, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Siem Reap, Houston, New York, Beijing, France, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. ‘The New York Times’ described his work as having a “sophisticated eye and highly effective technique.”

Date / 21 Jul, 2024