Palestinian Belal Khaled Creates New Images Using Smoke From Gaza Airstrikes

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 22, 2014
References: globalpost & buzzfeed
A Palestinian photographer is turning the clouds resulting from the Gaza airstrikes into a new art form. 23 year old Belal Khaled has been taking pictures of the violence in Gaza since fighting escalated between Hamas and Israel.

The Israeli airstrikes have left interestingly-shaped smoke clouds in the air, which caught Khaled's artistic eye and got his creative juices flowing. Similar to how children and day dreamers might interpret shapes in the sky, Khaled turns the Gaza airstrikes into something wistful and new. The simple but touching images bring a childlike quality to a tragic situation. The smoke pictures have doodles, like a hand or face, to illustrate what he sees.

Khaled shared his artwork on Twitter, but according to Buzzfeed has been too busy to continue creating new pieces to post.