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Professor Gary R. Bunt

Gaza photos

Roads & Kingdoms, Gaza Girls

"When war broke out between Palestine and Israel 2012, journalists came from all over the world to cover the conflict. Monique Jaques, an American photographer based in Istanbul at the time, arrived in Gaza as Israel dropped bombs that caused the deaths of 167 Palestinians and destroyed much of the strip’s infrastructure. But she wanted her work to show Gaza as more than simply the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After befriending her translator—a divorced Palestinian woman—she was inspired to tell stories of life in Gaza by documenting the lives of women, a demographic often overlooked by her mostly male colleagues." Important photography from Gaza

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