- Symbols Of Lost Homes: This is the key to the front door of a home in Jaffa, belonging to a Palestinian family who had to flee their home in 1947 and have been unable to return. Many Palestinians who had to flee carry their home keys, hopeful of return. The reality though is that many of their homes have been destroyed the key has become a symbol of home and of their longing for their home. The piece of rubble was from a dream home of Ibrahim and his family, including seven children, in a village called Fordais (which means paradise). After five years of working, saving and construction, this family’s dream home was finally finished. Just as it was completed on this day in August 1997, Israeli soldiers arrived with five Police vehicles and seven vehicles filled with soldiers, and bulldozers. They flattened the house which had just been finished. One day Ibrahim stood on the threshold of his dream fulfilled, the next destroyed. His large family lived with his parents. The authorities make it difficult to get permission to build if you are Palestinian (on his own land), but he felt he had no choice for his family than to try and build them a home. He gave my friend this piece of rubble from his home to remember him by and tell his story. My deepest thanks to Jonny Baker @bonnyjaker for a talk he gave which was the inspiration behind this image. #home #peace #belonging #life @lumix @lumixuk #lumix #lumixgx9 #gx9 #stilllife #key #rubble #bars #lightandshadow #bw #monochrome #leicadgLight Shapes Shapes @gailsbakery #gailsbakery #dailylife #streetphotography @halideapp #shootraw @apple #shotoniphone #bw #monochrome #blackandwhitephotographyFeeding The Ducks #dailylife #ealing #park #walpolepark #lake #ducks #streetphotography #canpubphoto @lumixuk #lumix #lumixgx9 #gx9 #leicadg #leicadg15mm #lightandshadow #colourphotography #colorphotography #lifeThe Bench 02 #ealingcommon #dailylife #ealing #park #streetphotography #canpubphoto @lumixuk #lumix #lumixgx9 #gx9 #bw #monochrome #blackandwhitephotography #lightandshadow @olympusuk #mzuiko75mm
- Shot on the new Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8; violinist Eunsley Park. *with a pre-production lens* @lumix @lumixuk… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… - 5 hours ago
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Shot Down In Cold Blood
I’m so very saddened by this video. It shows how US Military Apaches kill over a dozen people on July 12, 2007, amongst which were two Reuters employees; photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40.
The Huffington Post article quotes some of the communications by the pilots responsible for thinking a camera was an AK47 or RPG (bazooka).
Rather disgustingly, they open fire on a van and the people who come to the aid of a survivor from the first attack, killing them and wounding two children who were sitting in the van.
I don’t for a second think that the job of the armed forces is an easy one, but viewing the video clearly shows that their methods definitely need to be thought through and changes need to be made.
Remembering photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen by the New York Times