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Shady Alassar, a Palestinian photojournalist, was born in Gaza in 1983. His passion for photography started over 17 years ago, and based on this passion, he dedicated his journalistic career to documenting events in Gaza until 2018. After that, he decided to move to Istanbul to continue his journalistic journey.

Shady works as an independent photojournalist, covering politics, culture, and social movements in Palestine, Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa. His photographs have appeared in several prestigious media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Europa Press, and Russia Today. In addition to his work in photojournalism, Shadi participates in producing documentary films and shares his expertise as a photographer for events and portraits. He is also a professional photography trainer.

His camera has witnessed the documentation of many humanitarian events, including wars and natural disasters. Among the events captured by Shady's lens are the humanitarian situations in Gaza, and the wars that Gaza has endured since 2008, including military escalations and the Return March. He also documented the earthquake that struck Turkey in February 2023 and participated in covering presidential and local elections in Turkey.

Shady's photographic journey has been characterized by the diversity of his artistic portfolio. He has participated in numerous art exhibitions around the world, including the "Gaza 2014" exhibition in Canada, the "What Palestine Offers to the World" exhibition in France, and the "Children of Gaza" exhibition in Rome, Italy, in collaboration with UNICEF.