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Adam Hinton April 18, 2011

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Israel.
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Gaza City, Israel 2010

Adam Hinton (b. 1965, England) began his photographic career at the age of 12 when his father bought him an SLR camera. Studying photojournalism in the 80’s enabled him to articulate his feelings, beliefs and values into a visual medium that he could communicate to others. After leaving college Adam returned to London shooting for newspapers and magazines such as The Independent magazine, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph and The Observer. From the mid 1990’s Adam has worked within the advertising sector on Charity, Public Service and corporate campaign’s. Throughout his career he has produced personally funded projects and is currently working on a long term project on the growth of urban slum’s in developing countries. He has been awarded numerous awards and exhibited internationally.

About the Photograph:

“Since the Israeli assault on Gaza in January 2010 I decided that I needed to return there to record the effects of the ongoing attrition that the people of Gaza have been enduring. I tried crossing from Egypt a month later but with no luck.  Then in October, The Hoping Foundation asked me to go there to document a school project they had been working on with the UNRWA.  What greeted me was shocking, the place was devastated and was economically shut down. This image was taken in the family home of Jamil Mohamad Tulba and Mona Al Ashwah. There are 11 family members. The house is 60 years old and was built by UNRWA in 1950, two years after the Arab-Israeli war in 1948.  The house consists of two rooms which both suffer from damp and the only income they receive is from UNRWA.  These are the conditions of many in Gaza.”