I had the opportunity to photograph Emily & Cory Lane on their wedding day Feb 22, 2014 for The Standard. The sun even made an appearance, giving us gorgeous light to play with and warmer than usually temperatures for the end of February. Congratulations to the happy couple. If this wedding was an indication of what’s to come this year, I’m very excited for 2014!
Love this series from photographer Gianluca Panella. it won
3rd place in General News in the World Press Photo 2014 Contest.
10 December 2013
Al Shejaeya, Al Mansura Street, Gaza City.
For the people of Gaza, the basic necessities of daily life are endlessly tied to politics. Fuel represents one of the most fundamental examples of this entanglement. Gaza’s fuel supply is dependent upon sales from Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank. At the end of 2013, a collision of these forces resulted in the overflow of raw sewage, unprecedented flooding from winter storms, and over 21-hour long electrical blackouts.
As political tensions heightened last year, only about 30 percent of the electricity demand was met for Gaza’s 1.7 million residents. The images portray the day-to-day reality of Gaza civilians who live in constant fuel insecurity, among other inconsistencies, as a result of regional politics. (via https://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2014/general-news/gianluca-panella)