2012 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Singles, 3rd prize
Photographer

Simona Ghizzoni

Contrasto

27 March, 2011

Jamila (40) was injured by a missile that hit her legs, during ‘Operation Cast Lead’ in 2008.

About

Simona Ghizzoni

She began her career studying Music and Arts, an influence that continues to be present in her work. Since 2005 Ghizzoni has committed herself to long-term documentary projects c...

Background story

Beit Lahia, Gaza Strip

Jamila (40) was injured by a missile that hit her legs, during ‘Operation Cast Lead’, carried out by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on targets in the Gaza Strip in 2008. She lives in Beit Lahia, is now disabled, and in need of treatment. The IDF conducted the operation in response to Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel. Gaza suffered extensive infrastructural damage, and the region’s continuing isolation means rebuilding and repair remains slow. A World Health Organization report said that 48 percent of Gaza’s health facilities were damaged or destroyed during the offensive.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/80 sec
Focal length
35 mm
F-Stop
f/13.0
ISO
400
Camera
Nikon D700

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