Gopal Menon, who has taken documentaries on Kashmir, Dalit issues and fascism, tells the story of a photojournalist who lost an eye while covering a protest
With his balaclavas, a long brown beard, sweatshirts and stoles, Xuhaib Maqbool Hamza might pass for an actor. He has once done that, acted in a couple of feature films. But his love has always rested on the camera, one he has carried everywhere through all his passions and jobs – as a photo journalist, nature and fashion and commercial photographer, and even as a radio jockey. Till one day in 2016, he would be injured along with his camera, shot by a pellet gun in Kashmir, where he was on duty.