1977 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year

Françoise Demulder


18 January, 1976

Beirut, Lebanon. A Palestinian woman pleads with a Phalange gunman in the Karantina neighborhood of East Beirut (also known as La Quarantaine). That morning, Phalange militia had attacked and evicted the largely Palestinian refugee population of this district, setting their homes on fire and leaving hundreds dead. The Karantina massacre was one of the many violent incidents marking the first years of the Lebanese civil war.

About the photographer

Françoise Demulder

French photojournalist Françoise Demulder (Paris 1947–2008) studied philosophy and went on to work side jobs ranging from modeling to checking press proofs in order to support he...

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