Eman Mohammed (Palestinian Authority): What Lies Beneath the Rubble/Aftermath of War in the Gaza Strip
One of the main goals in this project is to enter deeply, creating a connected photographic story. Unlike a single photo or a sequence of single images, which are common in photojournalism, I am trying to express an alternative kind of story telling.
What lies beneath the rubble :
Between the shattered memories of the past and the unknown misty future lie the piles of remains that used to be called “Home” by Mohammed Khader and his wife, Ebtesam, and their 22 family members. This is where they take shelter, in the ruins of a house that was targeted during the Israeli War on the Gaza Strip during 2008 – 09. Khader’s family lived for the past 12 months beneath the rubble, without electricity or supplies, relying on humanitarian aid from international and local organizations.
Not much different from dozens of other families who became homeless after the War ended, with no place to go but camping near their destroyed houses. Showing the different angles of the aftermath in Gaza, the various situations and people; showing the symptoms of the mental aftermath in both tragically and unexpectedly hopeful reactions. … read more