TIFA 2023 Editorial / Political

Bring Them Home Now !

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Political
  • Photographer
    Maya Hed
  • Agency / Studio
    Maya Hed Photography
  • Technical Info
    All Photographs Were Taken On Iphone 12 Pro
  • Photo Date
    October 14th, 2023

On Oct 7 terrorist organization Hamas committed the most horrific crimes known to humanity-thousands of innocent civilians were hunted, tortured, raped, burned and murdered. Over 200 people- men and women, elderly and infants- were kidnapped. 7 days after these horrific events, families of the kidnapped and civilians gathered for the first time since the massacre. They built a tent outside HaKirya- IDF headquarters- to pray, to grieve, to plead with the government to bring their families home. I share my view from the ground in the face of unimaginable grief. https://media.bringthemhomenow.net

Maya Hed was born and raised in LA and moved to Israel in the late 90s, where she studied at the Kiryat Ono College of Photography.Maya specializes in portraiture, especially series of photographs captured over time. She uses natural lighting to capture genuine, raw emotion, and tell the subject’s story through their portrait. Maya showcased 3 solo exhibitions at the Israeli Opera,Hava Rosenberg gallery and The Scots Hotel.Her work won awards, appeared in print in several magazines & books. Maya also has extensive experience with film,and works as a freelance documentarian based in Tel-Aviv.