Contemporary Issues, third prize singles
March 27, 2011
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.
Beit Lahia, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories
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About the photographer
Simona Ghizzoni was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy in 1977. Since 2005, Ghizzoni has committed herself to reportage and personal research projects, especially concerning the condition of women. She won the 3rd prize single Portrait in the 2008 World Press Photo Contest with an image part of her work 'Odd Days', a work on eating disorders, which was awarded the Photoespaña Ojodepez Award for Human Values in 2009.
Her works have been exhibited at Paris Photo 2008-2009-2010 through the Forma Foundation for Photography gallery, based in Milan. With 'Afterdark', a long-term project focused on the consequences of war on women, she won the third prize Contemporary Issues singles in the 2012 World Press Photo Contest. Ghizzoni lives in Rome.
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@robertosaviano e a chi ha avuto un aborto spontaneo trattato come ad un macello. O alle donne a partita iva. https://t.co/T2QswBR2IH