War PhotographyShooting Gaza11.27.12War PhotographyShooting GazaPhotographer Mosa'ab Elshamy covered the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza, and struggled to capture iconic images while maintaining a human perspective.11.27.12 6:15 PM ETMosa'ab ElshamyShooting GazaWhen photographer Mosa'ab Elshamy crossed into Gaza through a tunnel to cover the week-long Israel-Hamas conflict, he didn't know quite what to expect. In the morgues and on the streets, he struggled to capture iconic images of grief-stricken Gazans without intruding too much on a family's most intimate moments. The experience led him to reflect on the delicate balance between being a professional recorder of conflict and maintaining a human perspective, even while bombs are falling all around from almost-invisible sources. Mosa'ab ElshamyA child walks past the destroyed home of Abu Nodeira family in Rafah city. Mosa'ab ElshamyA father recites verses of Quran and prayers for his son whom he had lost during the war. Mosa'ab ElshamyA wailing boy in shock over the loss of his father killed during an Israeli strike. Mosa'ab ElshamyA man about to embrace the body of his brother in Shifaa Hospital's morgue. Mosa'ab ElshamyChildren in Shate refugee camp in southern Gaza pose for the camera and give the victory sign.