Heidi Levine

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Heidi Levine is an American freelance photojournalist based in Jerusalem. She has worked as a professional photojournalist since 1983, starting as a staffer with the Associated Press in Israel, then with French photo agency Sipa Press in 1993. Over the course of her photojournalism career, she has covered the most critical moments in the Middle East including the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, the crisis in Syria, the Israel-Lebanon war, and the numerous conflicts in the Gaza Strip. Her other assignments have included documenting the harrowing practice of female feticide in India for the Sunday Times Magazine, the plight of Iraqi refugees living in Jordan, Syria and Sweden and the present exodus of refugees fleeing from war-torn Syria. In 2003, she covered the U.S. invasion in Iraq and in 2006, she embedded with U.S. troops, focusing on the lives of female soldiers. She has also worked in Afghanistan and Georgia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia,Greece, Macedonia,Kosovo and beyond. Her photographs have appeared in numerous international publications, including Time, Stern, Focus, The Sunday Times Magazine, Paris Match, L’Express, Newsweek, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times Magazine,The New York Times and Amnesty International. She has won a myriad of awards for her photographs of conflicts . In 2015 the Washington DC based International Women's Media Foundation awarded her for her intimate coverage of the  war in Gaza and its horrific impact on civilians and awarded her as the inaugural winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award . Awards 2015 Anja Niedringhaus Photojournalism Award, Winner. International Women's Media Foundation Washington D.C. 2015 Bayeux-Calvados award for war correspondents Jury Award 2015 Bayeux-Calvados award for war correspondents Public Award 2015 Unicef Picture Of The Year (3rd Place) 2015 Days Japan (2nd Prize ) 2015 NPPA (2nd Place) 2012 Emmy nomination New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage. “Inside Hamas,” Globe & Mail. 2012 Picture Of The Year POY (3rd Place International News Stories) 2012: PDN Annual 2012 2012 NPPA Best of Photojournalism Honorable Mention International News Picture Story. 2011: Canadian Online Publishing Awards, Silver Award for “Inside Hamas” video/multimedia feature category. 2006: Prize Festival International du Scoop et du Journalism in Angers "Nord Israël, les civils aux abris pendant les bombardements du Hezbollah" 1998 3rd Place in National Headliners Award for Spot News - “Israeli Assault” 1997 Festival International du Scoop et du Journalism,” Occupied Hebron

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Photojournalism
Secondary Skill/s: 
Videojournalism
Writing
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Female