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)
From this weeks Synchronized Figure skating tournament in Chicago.
Looking forward to taking my camera into 2014! #latergram #notiphone #weddings
Amy from my last wedding of 2013. My first of 2014 is tomorrow and I’m hoping for another busy year working with and meeting new people! #weddings #thestandard #pittsburgh
From my morning commute; driving into winter.
Post flight dinner
My father talks to his brother Mousa, after his flight arrived in Pittsburgh, Pa from Amman, Jordan.