About Photographer:

I am a Danish photojournalist born in the countryside just outside Copenhagen, where I am based. Most of my work centers on 'concerned photography' and social issues all over the world. I have worked in countries like Russia, China, Tibet, DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, Kazakhstan, Latvia, India and Pakistan. In 2006 I graduated from the Danish School of Journalism and I am the recipient of numerous International awards in photojournalism. I love to undertake social and humanitarian projects around the world, and like the journey a photographic project can turn into over time.

Entry description: The Israeli-Hamas war lasted for 22 days, and in the wake of the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, surviving Palestinians returned to homes crushed beyond repair and mourning of lost relatives. 13 Israelis and more than 1300 Palestinians were killed. An estimated 4000 buildings were destroyed. 50.000 Gazans were left homeless, and the areas where Israeli tanks and artillery poured in at the start of the ground war are devastated: Beit Lahiya, El Atatra and large sections of Jabaliya, as well as the outer Gaza City neighbourhoods of Zeitoun and Toufah. UN estimates it will cost several billion dollars to rebuild the Gaza Strip.