There have been many harrowing images of the effects of Israel’s military operation in Gaza. But few have come through the lenses of western photographers. One man who does have a record of life amid the danger is Flickr user nineteenseventy6.
I stumbled across his Flickr stream the other day after following a link posted on Twitter. Immediately his images seemed to have a different, more reflective tone than the day-to-day news agency shots of dead children and torn-up bodies emerging from Gaza. His use both of black and white film and of digital images immediately tells a compelling story.
There’s a fair bit of anger in his caption-writing, too.
It’s not clear who he is, or who – if anyone – he works for, but he’s now out of Gaza after being refused permission to re-enter from a trip out. I’m going to contact him to ask him permission to link to his images. In the meantime, follow the link above to see what he’s about.