Showkat Shafi

Showkat Shafi

Showkat Shafi works at Al Jazeera English in Doha as a photojournalist where he has covered stories internationally in Austria, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Israel/Palestine, Alaska and Qatar. He has also worked extensively in the Indian subcontinent documenting the lives, struggles and resilience of those whose stories would otherwise go untold. His keen eye for bringing out the humanity in a situation has kept his focus on human rights, culture and religion.

Football

In Pictures: Bahrain lifts first Gulf Cup trophy

Bahrain win maiden Arabian Gulf Cup after losing their previous four finals in the competition.

In Pictures: Bahrain lifts first Gulf Cup trophy

Football

Qatar v Saudi Arabia: Dramatic Gulf Cup semifinal in 10 pictures

Highly anticipated match saw the Green Falcons beat the Maroons 1-0, setting up a showdown between Saudi and Bahrain.

Qatar v Saudi Arabia: Dramatic Gulf Cup semifinal in 10 pictures

Football

How Qatar's win over UAE unfolded in pictures

Hosts' 4-2 victory in action-packed match takes them to semi-final against Saudi Arabia.

How Qatar's win over UAE unfolded in pictures

Rohingya

100 faces of Rohingya refugees

Portraits of the world's most persecuted minority.

100 faces of Rohingya refugees

Environment

'Doing fish': Alaska's summer salmon run

From catching to canning - how the residents of a remote Alaskan village have survived on wild salmon for generations.

'Doing fish': Alaska's summer salmon run

Qatar

In Pictures: Doha commuters take first ever metro in Qatar

Commuters in Qatar travel on Doha's first ever metro, as the Gulf country continues preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

In Pictures: Doha commuters take first ever metro in Qatar

Human Rights

'India playing with fire': Pakistan-administered Kashmir leader

Masood Khan discusses the Pulwama suicide attack, the need for peace and possible solutions to Kashmir conflict.

'India playing with fire': Pakistan-administered Kashmir leader

Qatar

With love and petals, Qatar welcomes its triumphant footballers

The national team's return was marked by wild celebrations in the capital, Doha, for the second night running.

With love and petals, Qatar welcomes its triumphant footballers

Native Americans

Inside the sewing rooms of Alaska's kuspuk designers

In Alaska, generations of women are sewing hooded garments to celebrate their culture and to connect with loved ones.

Inside the sewing rooms of Alaska's kuspuk designers

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

Human Rights

What I saw in Jerusalem

On his first visit to Jerusalem, Al Jazeera's Showkat Shafi saw how daily life is completely segregated for Israelis and Palestinians.

What I saw in Jerusalem

Qatar

Qatar National Day 'meaningful and symbolic' amid siege

Thousands of locals and expats gather to watch special events, including aerial displays and a military parade.

Qatar National Day 'meaningful and symbolic' amid siege