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Gaza: the last days

For those interested, I have just uploaded my a selection from my Gaza assignment on:


I shot this story in about 3 1/2 days with my Hasselblad and good old Tri-X…I think it does feel different from most pictures I have seen published on the subject…your comments and questions are welcome!

by [a former member] at 2005-08-25 09:49:20 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Well done. That’s about it. Well done.

by Morgan Hagar | 25 Aug 2005 11:08 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
Really nice Bruno. But why do you crop all your pictures into squares?

See you in Perpignan, let’s catch up


by Dave Yoder | 25 Aug 2005 11:08 | Milan, Italy | | Report spam→
Well i don’t think Bruno cropped any of his images into squares. He wrote that he took all of them with his good old Hasselblad… :-)

Regarding your images Bruno I already took a quick look at them yesterday night but still have to look at all of them quietly. My first impressions is very good.

by [former member] | 25 Aug 2005 11:08 (ed. Aug 25 2005) | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Martin, yesterday I had only a dozen or so…now the whole story is up…

by [former member] | 25 Aug 2005 11:08 | | Report spam→
i was joking…

by Dave Yoder | 25 Aug 2005 11:08 | Milan, Italy | | Report spam→
sorry dave… will look at them bruno.

by [former member] | 25 Aug 2005 12:08 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→

I just had a look at your work from Gaza. Fantastic work, initially i thought 89 seemed a lot but there all very good.
Someone might have a headache making any further edit on that.

Regards Mark

by [former member] | 25 Aug 2005 13:08 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
well, for a start..I have one! ;-) thanks for your kind comments…

by [former member] | 25 Aug 2005 13:08 | | Report spam→
Real nice. I like ID#478809…

by [former member] | 25 Aug 2005 16:08 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Nice job! Way to use that square frame under the gun and shooting with a hassy.
Let us know when and where the stuff runs.

by Joshua Prezant | 25 Aug 2005 19:08 | | Report spam→
Mr. Stevens,
way to keep it real

by gilby kim | 25 Aug 2005 19:08 | rockville, md, United States | | Report spam→
Some good one’s Bruno…

To me, the darker images are the strongest from an artistic standpoint… but content strong in many.

478877, 478876, 478852, 478809, 478631…

; ) >


by dR | 25 Aug 2005 22:08 | e a r t h. . ., United States | | Report spam→
Hi Bruno,

Great work. I saw you when you took the photo from the roof 478573  and I knew it is going to be a good one. It is excellent.

Most of my work in Shirat was with one family:  http://www1.digitalrailroad.net/yaldor/Frameset.aspx?bwid=161&cdsid=97aa3c05-e960-4228-a39b-c9f01d6e3824&rcp=85

Better to see it from the last photo backward (use previous) Digitalrailroad loaded the photos alphbetiacally but reversed and I have no idea how to change order.

Other Gaza work:



and I am sure you know where the idea for this one came from:  http://www.pbase.com/yalop/image/45488850



by Eyal Dor Ofer | 29 Aug 2005 01:08 | Israel, Israel | | Report spam→
Wow, you’ve got me feeling all nostalgic now.

Eyal, were you the guy from Haaretz with a Holga I met swimming on the beach one morning?


by John Perkins | 29 Aug 2005 08:08 | london, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Hi John,

I was swimming in Shirat Hayam and/or Tel Katifa almost every mornning but I was looking for isolated beaches so I did not met anyone while swimming.

Are you the guy who lived in the hotel ? I think we met some afternoun.

Nice work on the last wave. Very distinct style.

That is my work on the surfers:  http://www.pbase.com/yalop/gaza_surfers&page=all

by Eyal Dor Ofer | 29 Aug 2005 10:08 (ed. Aug 29 2005) | Israel, Israel | | Report spam→

I had someone ask me about DR today, so I sent them to your site in addition to mine.  Your pictures from Gaza are far and away the best work I have seen from this last few weeks.  I’m a huge film fan as well,  and there is no disputing it has an entirely different feel from the digital.  Just by using this means you put yourself in the minority, which is the place to be.



by Daniel Milnor | 31 Aug 2005 20:08 | Southern California, United States | | Report spam→
Great job Bruno but also digital is capable of recording great moments.. I could have done this Gaza assignment with Lomo also
See sample of my shots in my homepage http://www.geophotos.com/stock_14.html
See you sometime in future.
Eddie Gerald

by Eddie Gerald | 02 Sep 2005 04:09 | Tel Aviv, Israel | | Report spam→
Bruno: this is the best proof that you don’t need spend months and months doing a story, when you have it, you have it. In two days, three days, whenever. It is pretty good stuff. I have a question: How are the things there now? You can find still good stuff. I will try to convince my newspaper to go there.


by [former member] | 04 Oct 2005 20:10 | Santiago, Haiti | | Report spam→
but there are certainly stories who need attention for months, or even for years. and at the end it often proves that it also shows…

but great images anyway!

by [former member] | 04 Oct 2005 20:10 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
That ’s for sure. I am not saying another thing. But another shooter, will spend weeks doing this.

by [former member] | 04 Oct 2005 22:10 | Santiago, Haiti | | Report spam→
Well, Hugo and Martin, thanks for your kind comments, In fact I sort of frightened myself by shooting these 2 stories so fast (3 1/2 days with the settlers and 2 1/2 days with the Palestinians) BUT don’t forget I have been working very regularly in the region (over 20 trips in the last 6 years) and these are the latest chapters of an already considerable biody of work, all in B/W Hasselblad (widely published and exhibited already)…it will become a book and new shows…eventually…but this story never ends…

by [former member] | 04 Oct 2005 23:10 | | Report spam→
Hi Bruno,

You may possibly remember me from your New Zealand workshop. Just want to know what devlopment you use for your TRI – X.
Might I add I have been following your work since the workshop, and its amazing. I also baught your book and it continues to be an inspiration to me. Thanks very much for sharing your knowledge , it made a real difference in my photos.

by Nicholas | 05 Oct 2005 16:10 | Auckland, New Zealand | | Report spam→
Hello Bruno-
Thanks for your insight into my camera question posted a few days ago. I have returned to school at 32 to persue photography again after an initial go at it 9 years ago, with lots of assisting between now and then. I’ve really come to respect documentary and reportage work so much more than my original pursuit of fashion and portrait photography. Even thought the images in docomentary/journalism are of a specific place in time past, so many have the power to remain timeless in their particular portrayal of the human spirit. I feel your images capture this spirit well, like images on the beach or your final image in the series. The image of the militants waiving their flag atop the yeshiva brings to mind the photo of Yevgeny Khaldei taken on April 30, 1945 of a A Red Army soldier flying the Soviet flag over the Reichstag. History does repaet itself. I think you and Larry Towell, so far, have shown less of the conflict like James Nachtwey chose to, rather choosing to remind viewers that the people you have photographed are still humans.

by Jason Geller | 05 Oct 2005 20:10 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Hello, Nick! Of course I remember you..and your pictures (the prayer)…thank you for your comments, that time in New Zealand was really a great experience for me as well!
I don’t process the negs myself but the wonderful guy who does it for me does it according to Kodak’s instructions, totally by the book, I believe it is D76, 1+1, 20 c°, 9 min turning the tank around every min…something very close to that..but then I scan the negs using an Imacon scanner which translate every nuance into the digtal file…

by [former member] | 06 Oct 2005 00:10 | | Report spam→
Thank you Jason for your kind comments…I always try to document the ‘before’ and ‘after’ more than the actual ‘moment’, the tension and emotion rather than the action…always keeping the people I photograph in the middle of the ‘picture’ and I do believe photojournalism is (or should attempt to be) part from tomorrow’s History archive.

by [former member] | 06 Oct 2005 00:10 | | Report spam→

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