Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Hamas Summer Camps Back In the Spotlight (BackSpin)

Pictures of the Year International announced their winners list. Among the honorees is Scott Nelson for his photo series of a Hamas summer camp for kids.

The reward's well-deserved not just because his photos put the military-style camps back in the spotlight. Nelson's excellent captions show how photographers at their best are capable of providing a context beyond the visual. One example:


Young Palestinian boys aim wooden practice pistols during a Sunday, August 5, 2007 Hamas sponsored summer camp in the Nuseirat camp in the Gaza strip. Up to 100,000 kids from age 7-16 are given military style training 6 days a week at Hamas camps across the Gaza strip for 3 hours per day.

You can see more of the series by clicking here and a doing a search on the words Hamas summer camp.

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