Mark Finnegan chats with ASMAA SEBA who spent time in Gaza photographing children.
Seba says: “The first time I came to Gaza was in 2009-2010. I was the official photographer for a Belgian delegation who was rallying an international humanitarian convoy whose aim was to bring medical supplies and school supplies, so to be honest i was coming to visit Gaza for just a week and to see by myself all the things i was reading in the media in Belgium, so let’s say that my first experience with Gaza didn’t imply photography.
“But when I saw the reality on the ground, when I spoke to people there and especially psychologists and teachers, I realized I could do more than just witness the chaos with my camera and instead I decided to come back for a longer period and use my skills as a photographer to do something for the children. This is how I decided to start the project ‘Gaza seen by its children’. The idea was to let the children express themselves trough photography. ”
|DATE: July 6, 2015
|Themes:Global Issues with a Local Focus
|Keywords:Gaza, Photography, War correspondents, Conflicts, War zones