The Photographer Who Broke The Internet's Heart! A 4-year Old Girl Thought It Was A Weapon!Translate

4 year ago · Madiha Waqas · 0 Comment
Categories: Lifehacks · Photography     Tags: Photographer · Shoot · Girl · Weapon · Syria
Thousands online have shared an image of a Syrian child with her hands raised in surrender - but what is the story behind it?Those sharing it were moved by the fear in the child's eyes, as she seems to staring into the barrel of a gun. It wasn't a gun, of course, but a camera, and the moment was captured for all to see. But who took the picture and what is the story behind it?It began to go viral Tuesday last week, when it was tweeted by Nadia Abu Shaban, a photojournalist based in Gaza. The image quickly spread across the social network. "I'm actually weeping", "unbelievably sad", and "humanity failed", the comments read. The original post has been retweeted more than 11,000 times. On Friday the image was shared on Reddit, prompting another outpouring of emotion. It's received more than 5,000 upvotes, and 1,600 comments.

Some Talented Internet Sleuthing By A User On Imgur Revealed That The Picture Originated From A Newspaper Clipping:

Some talented Internet sleuthing by a user on Imgur revealed that the picture originated from a newspaper clipping:
“I was using a telephoto lens, and she thought it was a weapon,” Sağırlı said, “İ realized she was terrified after I took it, and looked at the picture, because she bit her lips and raised her hands. Normally kids run away, hide their faces or smile when they see a camera.”Gaza-based photojournalist, Nadia Abu Shaban, recently tweeted the photo, which made its way to Reddit before finally nestling snugly in viral territory.The girl in the photo was a 4-year-old named Hudea. Along with her mother and two siblings, Hudea took refuge at a camp on the Turkish border. Her father died in a bombing in their home in Hama, a city in west-central Syria.

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