Reference : V-P-IL-E-03300
Date : 2019
Caption : Gaza Strip, Jabalia refugee camp. Following a power cut, vendors use LED lights to light their stalls.
Photographer : AB EL-OUF, Samar
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : About the photographer: Samar Ab El-Ouf is a photojournalist from Gaza. Samar left school and married at the age of 17. She gave birth to four children and took care of the big family alone, not having much time to think about anything else. She surprised everyone when she started taking preparatory classes for the high school graduation exam. Despite all odds, she passed the exam and entered the Open University. A photography class organized by the university media department gave her a new sense of direction: “I want to show what life is like in Gaza. No-one can tell our story better than ourselves.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4000x2667
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour