Somebody’s Got to Do It
“Living in the region and raising her three children, Heidi Levine experiences the story on both a professional and very personal level, facing the same dangers as her subjects in a war zone, with rocket fire and air strikes a consistent reminder. Unlike many journalists who can cover a story and get on a plane to the safety of their own homeland, she is an integral part of the community and has shown profound concern for people, even moving her Palestinian assistant days before their home was reduced to rubble and putting down the camera to hug an anguished mother. Her passion for bearing witness over three decades is evident, even as her heart endures the loss of friends and colleagues to the conflicts.”
—Citation for Heidi Levine, American photojournalist based in Jerusalem, winner of the 2015 Anja Neidringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, International Women’s Media Foundation, 2015 Images: Above, Levine in Jerusalem/Warrick Page; below, in Kabul/Masha Hamilton; Levine’s image of a Gaza funeral, 2014)
• Editorial Comment: Another day at the office.
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