Getty Images grant winner, Kai Wiedenhöefer, completes project

September 23, 2009 | By Jamie Penney | News, Photography, Photojournalism

Winner of a Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, Kai Wiedenhöefer has recently completed his project entitled Sharon’s Wall: Holy Land, Divided Lands
Photo courtesy of Kai Wiedenhöefer
In his project summary, Kai writes, “During a sunset in August 2005 I was standing in a hole next to the Neve Dekalim settlement in the Gaza Strip. I was digging out an exploded Qassam rocket that Palestinian militants had shot there from the neighbouring Khan Yunis Refugee Camp, when I received the call from Getty Images that I had received the Getty Images Editorial Grant. The rocket ended up as a decoration in the apartment of a friend of mine in Tel Aviv, the Getty Images Grant resulted in a book publication.  The Grant was a major financial help to bring this project to fruition. The grant was feeding the hungry mouth of the panorama camera with 220 rolls of film which made the project very expensive. It helped me also to return for another two trips each for a month and close the project in spring 2006. In 2007 Steidl published my book Wall. Altogether it was the project I enjoyed most in my life as a photographer so far and the Getty Images Grant played a mayor role in it.”

See Kai’s finished photo essay at Getty Images.

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