New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Altaf Qadri, was born in 1976, in Indian-administered Kashmir. He studied science at Kashmir University and worked as a computer engineer before joining a local newspaper as a staff photographer. In 2003, Altaf joined the European Pressphoto Agency. He provided extensive coverage of the Kashmir conflict until he joined The Associated Press in May 2008 and relocated to the northern Indian city of Amritsar before moving to New Delhi in August 2012. Besides the Kashmir conflict, Altaf has covered historic 2012 elections in Myanmar, chronicled the 2007 Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, covered war and presidential elections in Afghanistan, covered the fall of Gaddafi and the aftermath of the rebellion in Libya, reported on Nepal's tranistion to democracy, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, devastating earthquake in Nepal, covered floods in Thailand, and other numerous stories across India. His works have appeared in almost all the major newspapers and news magazines around the globe.
2015 - Photo Story of the Year, 2014 - First place, 2013 - Honorable Mention, 2013 - Documentary Award, 2013 - Best Feature Photo Story, 2013 - Silver prize, 2013 - Award of Excellence , 2012 - Third place, 2011 - First place , 2011 - Second place, 2011 - Finalist, 2011 - Award of Excellence, 2010 - Third place, 2008 - First place, 2008 - Best Published Picture Story , 2008 - The Paola Biocca International Reportage Award, 2007 - Winner of the All Roads Photography Program, 2007 - Bronze prize, 2007 - Special Jury Prize, 2007 - First Prize, 2007 - Honorable Mention, 2006 - First prize, 2006 - Outstanding Award, 2006 - Outstanding Award, 2005 - Second prize, 2005 - Best Photo Story, 2005 - Second prize, 2005 - Third prize, 2005 - Third prize
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The sister of Feroz Ahmad Malik wails as she clings to the bed carrying his body, at his funeral in Palhalan, near the city of Srinagar, in Indian-administered Kashmir. Feroz was one of two people killed when Indian police and paramilitary fired at random in the town marketplace on 6 September 2010.