Gilad Sade is a nomadic documentary photographer and cinematographer who grew up in the West Bank, one of the most violent areas in the Israeli Palestinian Conflict. His interest in photography started in 2007 when he began documenting his experience as a member of the extremist Hilltop Youth Movement. But the complexities of the Israeli Palenstinian conflict he experienced changed how he saw the world and his place in it. Disillusioned, he left both the movement and, eventually, his country.
Gilad’s work focuses on raising awareness for human rights throughout the world: he has documented life in Israel and Palestine and in the post-Communist regions of Kosovo, Nagorno-Karabakh, Pridnestrovie, Abkhazia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, Albania, Ukraine, Romania, and Serbia.
Gilad resides part-time in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and since 2015 he has photographed and listened to the stories of the ethnic Armenians living there. When the 2020 conflict began, Gilad was one of the first journalists on the ground.