Palestinian photo and video journalist based in Istanbul,Turkey.
He was born in Gaza Strip and studied Radio and TV in Al Aqsa university, He has been working for the past 8 years in covering the news, conflicts and Arab revolutions in the middle East and impact of the war on the people in the following countries:
– The Syrian conflict and its impacts since 2012 till now.
– The ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Gaza’s news 2008-2013.
– News and clashes following the Egyptian revolution 2011-2012.
– Gaza/Israel War “Operation Pillar of Defense” 2012.
– News and stories about the Turkish-Kurdish issue and the Turkish-Syrian border.
– He has won first place in the “UN Correspondents Association” in 2013.
– He had been nominated for UNICEF Photo of the Year Award 2013.
– He was selected for the Noor-Nikon masterclass for documentary photography 2014.
– He had awarded the 3rd best news photographer in 2011 by Thomson Foundation.
– Finalist of Tumbhi Award “Indian” in 2012.
– Finalist of American Echo Award for photojournalism “2012”
– He is working as freelance photo-video journalist for AFP Agency, Al Jazeera English, Capa TV,
Anadolu Agency and United Press International.
– He works regularly for the French Agency For Media Cooperation “CFI”.
– He was NurPhoto’s Photo Editor for Middle East 2013-2014.
His pictures has featured prominently in International media such as Wall Street Journal, Telegraph, The Guardian, NYT, NewsWeek, United Press International, Zenith Magazine, Al-Ahram Weekly newspaper, Al-Jazeera, Egypt Independent Newspaper, World Policy Journal, Washington Post, LA Times and The National.