Shiraz Grinbaum

  • The Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system (left) intercepts rockets (right) fired by the Hamas movement toward southern Israel from Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip as seen in the sky above the Gaza Strip on May 14, 2021. Photo: Anas Baba/AFP via Getty Images.
    slant May 24, 2021

    As Above, So Below

    THIS VIRAL PHOTOGRAPH by AFP’s Anas Baba—published on May 14, about four days after the start of the Israeli military’s “Operation Guardian of Walls” in Gaza—has already been crowned by the local and international media as the definitive image of this latest wave of suffering, which continues despite the “cease-fire” announced on Friday. As Israeli TV news broadcasters went on about the search for a “victory photo” to mark the end of the fighting, Baba’s photograph, shot from inside the prison of Gaza, offered a depiction of spectacular deadlock.

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  • Palestinians attend the funeral of the Abu Hatab family in Gaza on May 15, 2021. The two women and eight children were killed in a building in Gaza’s Shati refugee camp that collapsed following an Israeli airstrike. The family was celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Witnesses said that no warning had been given to the occupants before the strike. Photo: Mahmoud Zaanoun.
    slant May 19, 2021

    Looking at Gaza

    IN 2005, a group of photographers took a stand alongside the people of the small Palestinian town of Bil’in, and documented their fight to stop the Israeli government’s construction of the infamous separation wall in the occupied West Bank. Inspired by the possibility of co-resisting the occupation, the group went on to form Activestills, a collective of Palestinian, Israeli, and international photographers whose work has become vital in picturing the struggle against Israel’s colonial policies between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Activestills’s photographs are not meant to create