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UploadedJuly 5, 2008
TakenJuly 4, 2008
ModelCanon EOS 40D
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A series of photos shot in the Palastinian Refugee Camps of Mar Elias, Sabra and Shatila in Beirut.

(The gun is plastic)

In the In Order Not To Forget photo essay.

31 responses

  • Richard Johnson

    Richard Johnson gave props (5 Jul 2008):

    That is a disturbing image. Reality is often difficult to look at. You've created an emotional image Wissam.

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (5 Jul 2008):

    So sad. Children should be playing and happy, not like this.

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (5 Jul 2008):

    This is reality...Not a joke...Thanks for your images...

  • Maria Gonzalez

    Maria Gonzalez gave props (5 Jul 2008):

    strong shot!! very very fckng sad!!!!

  • Debby Adler

    Debby Adler gave props (5 Jul 2008):

    Not child's play.

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (5 Jul 2008):

    Striking imagery. Outstandin Series W.

  • Ben

    Ben said (5 Jul 2008):


  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (5 Jul 2008):

    I was going to say something along the lines of Steven, but he expressed it much better. Congratulations, photography seven, for this emotive series

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (5 Jul 2008):

    A very disturbing but understandable response to his environment

  • Simon Le

    Simon Le gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    Amazing work Wissam!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    great work!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (8 Jul 2008):

    Powerful and contradictory with the peace symbol in one hand and a gun in the other

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (8 Jul 2008):

    Scary - Real - Sad - Real

  • Irvin Kelly

    Irvin Kelly (Deleted) said (9 Jul 2008):

    Crazy shot seven.

  • Scott Korn

    Scott Korn gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    I like it, but it makes me very sad

  • Aref Nammari

    Aref Nammari said (31 Jul 2008):

    To all who think this is sad. Yes it is a sad thing that children have no future to look forward to. It is sad that across the border within a stone throw they see people living in the homes where from their parents and grandparents were kicked out. It is sad that they have been denied their very own existence for decades while the whole world turned a blind eye to their suffering and miserable existence. Yes it is very sad.

  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith gave props (14 Aug 2008):

    Yes, it IS sad. All of it. NOBODY should be removed from their homes. There are a lot of 'blind eyes' around. But for God, Allah, Buddha, and L. Ron Hubbard's sake, put the fucking guns down.

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (20 Aug 2008):

    Great shot that touches the heart and really makes us question humanity!

  • larry davidson

    larry davidson gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    So much to say about this image..not enough space..simply awesome...!

  • Gordon Nimmo

    Gordon Nimmo said (22 Nov 2008):

    Affective image.

  • Michel González Brun

    Michel González Brun said (24 Nov 2008):

    Marhaba Habibi! Kefak? I'm a bit confused mate... this shot in this theme seems to re-enforce the common stereotype of those living in Palestinian camps... I know that this is a reality in the camps but it is also just one aspect of life not truly depicting the whole truth... good shot - just don't think it's appropriate.

  • Photography Seven

    Photography Seven said (25 Nov 2008):

    hala habibi ahlan Michel. On the contrary if you look at it from a different perspective. the photo breaks the stereotype of happy children playing with barbies and sofisticated trucks and gadgets. the children in the palastinian camps break this stereotype as we all did when we were their age. the only toys we found around top play with were empty bullets and the remains of bombs.
    In this photo i am breaking the stereoptype of the children in general and not emphasizing the other stereotyope of the children in th camps..

  • Martie Last

    Martie Last gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    Great photojournalism!

  • Monique Gruspe

    Monique Gruspe gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Hard cold truth.

  • Cristina Zamora

    Cristina Zamora said (13 Feb 2009):

    Wow... I have a six year old girl and it's hard to accept that this is real and it happens, you have an eye for composition and you give meaning to your pictures. Very nice work...

  • Joel MacPherson

    Joel MacPherson gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    outstanding image!!! you have truly breathtaking photos! I admire your work! happy shooting!

  • Hannah Ziadeh

    Hannah Ziadeh (Deleted) said (19 Nov 2009):

    wow powerful.

  • Harry Hall

    Harry Hall said (4 Jun 2011):


  • Eve Chayes Lyman

    Eve Chayes Lyman gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    Powerful photograph. Painful.

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