Entry Title: "The Environmental Degradation of Gaza"
Name: David Shaw , United Kingdom
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story, Student


Entry Description: The Gaza strip has been plagued by conflict for decades and in recent times has seen fierce fighting between the ruling Hamas and the Israeli military. Gaza's ongoing troubles, combined with an economic blockade has led to environmental and social issues that make life barely liveable. The images in this story document these issues and the lives of the Palestinians living with these problems. Shot in the aftermath of the November 2012 violent escalation between Hamas and the Israeli military, the work focuses on the daily life of Palestinians in Gaza.

About the Artist:

David Shaw is a third year photojournalism student currently studying at London College of Communication. Shaw has worked extensively documenting environmental issues in the West Ban and Gaza, Shaw is also working on a long term project looking into the lives of un documented migrants living in Europe illegally.