It is said that a photo is worth a thousand words... Perhaps, this is why photography is now more important than ever. 

The following Arab photographers have dedicated a great deal of their efforts to shed light on the lives of those unheard.  

Lest we forget. 

1. Khalil Hamra

Hamra is a Gaza-based Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for The Associated Press. 

He won the Robert Capa Gold Medal award offered annually by the Overseas Press Club of America for his photo series ''War in Gaza.'' 

On covering the Syrian war, Hamra explained how he wanted to take part in documenting life during war. People said to me: ''Why would you leave Gaza and come here? You've had enough.'' 

2. Muhammed Muheisen

Muheisen is a Jerusalem-born Jordanian national photographer for National Geographic and the founder of @Everydayrefugees on Instagram. He's a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. 

In 2013, Muheisen won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News along with Khalil Hamra and The AP team.  

Muheisen has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Iraqi-conflict and other countries including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, and France. He joined the AP in 2001.

In 2005, he won his first Pulitzer Prize as a member of the AP winning team.  

3. Wissam Nassar

Nassar is an international photojournalist for The New York Times, Xinhua, Time Magazine and others. He is currently based in Gaza.

Nassar is the co-founder of Screen for Media Production, a hub for aspiring photojournalists in Gaza.

The Palestinian photojournalist focuses on documenting the life of Gazans and raising awareness on the electricity cuts and water problems they face. 

4. Johnathan Rashad

Rashad is documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Egypt. His work has been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and others. 

Rashad has worked on documenting the lives of Syrian refugees in Istanbul and Cairo, as well as Syrian refugees crossing from Hungary to Austria in 2015. 

5. Rania Matar

The Lebanese/American photographer is most recognized for some extraordinarily powerful photo series such as A Girl and Her Room and  Invisible Children. Matar's work was acknowledged in this year's Biennale of Arab Photographers in Paris.

Matar also taught photography classes to young girls in Lebanon's refugees camps in 2009.