Altaf Qadri

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Who is Altaf Qadri?

Altaf Qadri, born in Srinagar, Kashmir, is an Indian photojournalist.

Qadri studied science at Kashmir University and began his working life as a computer engineer before he took photography as a profession. Soon Qadri gained his first freelance assignment and, in 2001, he became a staff photographer on a local newspaper.

In 2003, Qadri joined the "European Pressphoto Agency", for which he provided coverage of the conflict in Kashmir until May 2008.

Qadri has worked for The Associated Press since September 2008 and is presently based in New Delhi. He has covered news and feature stories from Afghanistan, Nepal, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Morocco, Thailand and numerous provinces of India.

His photographs and stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the globe including National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, The Guardian, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post and The Times.

He has held exhibitions in Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, New Mexico, Cambodia, Houston, New York, Beijing, France, New Delhi and Mumbai.

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  • University of Kashmir

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on July 23, 2013

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