A Teen Photographer’s Gaza Scoop

At 17, Kitra Cahana has suddenly become one of Israel’s leading photojournalists. Her poignant photo of a Jewish boy in Gaza pushing at the sorrowful Israeli soldiers moving him out of Neve Dekalim appeared in the New York Times on the opening day of the disengagement in August. A visiting Canadian student this year at the Hebrew University, Cahana divided her time between her studies and an internship as a photographer for a photo agency. Entering the field last September with zero prior experience, her work has already appeared in the pages of Israeli, Italian, French, and American periodicals; her photograph of First Lady Laura Bush visiting the Western Wall last spring made page one of USA Today.

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