The Ridenhour Prizes – Fostering the spirit of courage and truth

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Joe Sacco
2010 Recipient of The Ridenhour Book Prize Joe Sacco is one of the world’s foremost cartoonists and the creator of war-reportage comics. He is the author of a number of illustrated books including Palestine, which received the American Book Award, Fixer and Safe Area Gorazde. In 2001, while on a reporting trip to Gaza he learned of a large-scale killing of Palestinians during the Suez crisis in the town of Khan Younis, near the Egyptian border, in November 1956. Determined to uncover the truth behind this forgotten killing, and one that took place in the neighboring town of Rafah a few days later, he returned twice more to Gaza to record the stories of Palestinian eyewitnesses to the tragedies. Immersing himself in the daily life of Gaza, he gradually came to understand how those incidents — footnotes to a long history of killing in the area — could contain the seeds of grief and anger that shape present-day events.


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