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A Phosphorus Bomb Landed In Her House

Black clouds of dust spread to cover the skies of the Gaza Strip in the early morning of Saturday 27th of December, 2008. Multiple Israeli war planes started a series of air raids in over than sixty different locations of police stations and compounds as the first day of a 23 days war in Gaza started. Palestinian medical sources in Gaza declared that at least 1300 Palestinians were killed, nearly a third of them children. Sabha Abu Halima’s house was mostly destroyed by fire after it was hit by a phosphorus bomb that landed in her house. Sabha, her son Ali and granddaughter Farah (2), were seriously burnt. The father of the family, Sa’ad Alah Matr Abu Halima, and five of his children were killed.

The Demonstration Turned Into A Riot

Guinea-Bissau, Africa’s First Narco-State

RSS Note: this presentation has been re-posted with the artist’s permission following our migration fromThe Black Snapper to Bite! magazine. Marco Vernaschi’s work with the Pulitzer Center documents the effects of cocaine trafficking in West Africa, showing how criminal networks led by Hezbollah and Al Qaeda destroyed a whole country in just a few years.

During this coverage, Marco spent a considerable amount of time with an African organization of drug traffickers affiliated with Islamist terrorists, documenting their criminal activities, the assassination of the president of Guinea-Bissau and the devastating social effects on local people, including crack addiction and prostitution.

Iraq ambush, Kenya elections, Eastern Congo

Where The Caring Spirits Live

A Personal Look That Functions On A Symbolic Level

The work of award-winning press photographer Yannis Kontos traverses almost all major events around the globe and many minor ones, impressing upon them a personal look that can be communicatively direct, while functioning on a symbolic level. Violent borders and war conflicts, refugees and immigrants, aspiring orators and beauties seeking a better luck, closed societies torn apart, all reveal in his photographs vividly the fate of that contemporary man which has the least power to define his fate.