Motaz Azaiza


Motaz Azaiza

Palestinian photojournalist Motaz Azaiza has shed light on the hardships endured by Palestinians during the years-long blockade of Gaza, and more recently amid the ongoing war. 

Accolades such as the 2023 GQ Middle East Man of the Year award recognise his capacity to speak for those whose stories are often unheard. In 2023, one of his photos secured a spot in Time magazine’s Top 10 Photos, a testament to the power of visual storytelling and the importance of sharing narratives that capture the struggle for human rights. 

Azaiza also received the Communicator Award at the 2023 TRT World Citizen Awards 2023, highlighting his commitment to communication and advocacy through relaying real-time updates from Gaza to his audience of over 19 million followers. He was also recognised at the Lucie Awards, where he was honoured as a 2023 Impact Award winner. This further acknowledgment underscores the role he has played in changing global public opinion about the Palestinian cause and illuminating the harsh realities faced by the people of Gaza.

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