Peace Be Unto Them

March 26, 2015

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The American photographer Heidi Levine, who is based in Jerusalem, has been chosen by the International Women’s Media Foundation to receive the inaugural Anja Niedringhaus courage in photojournalism award for her work in Gaza. The judging panel said: “Living in the region and raising her three children, Heidi Levine experiences the story on both a professional and very personal level, facing the same dangers as her subjects in a war zone, with rocket fire and air strikes a consistent reminder. Unlike many journalists who can cover a story and get on a plane to the safety of their own homeland, she is an integral part of the community and has shown profound concern for people, even moving her Palestinian assistant days before their home was reduced to rubble and putting down the camera to hug an anguished mother.”