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Local photographers provide snapshot of life in Gaza

Palestinian photographers reach world-class status for depicting the daily lives of Gazans and the beauty of Gaza’s nature, unlike the often-seen images of destruction.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Award-winning photojournalist Mohammed al-Baba once again is receiving international accolades, being named one of The Guardian's top 10 photographers for 2015. The Guardian recognized Baba, a cameraman for Agence France-Presse, for his work documenting the daily lives of citizens following Israel's war on Gaza in 2014. He has received 14 international awards over the last 15 years.​

Baba told Al-Monitor, “It is important for photographers to capture human aspects. Once the news is covered, photographers ought to dive into the aftermath of the event. The humane message that I conveyed through the pictures I took was about the way citizens in the Gaza Strip carry on with their daily lives and mix life with death even after their houses are destroyed.

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