Published On: Tue, Apr 21st, 2020

The Dead Sea Celebrates Life with the First International Dead Sea Photo Competition 

The global earth day initiative inviting anyone who has ever visited the Dead Sea to share their favorite photos as part of an International Dead Sea Photo Competition. Submissions open today, April 21st, 2020, till May 21st, 2020

Photos of the Dead Sea (Credit Noam Bedein)

Shared between three nationalities, Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority, the Dead Sea has been one of the most popular wonders of the world, enabling visitors to experience almost zero gravity when stepping into the highly concentrated salty waters.  But to the dismay of millions of visitors a year, a complex array of environmental, economic and political factors are causing the Dead Sea to disappear at an alarming rate.

Photos of the Dead Sea (Credit Noam Bedein)

The idea that the Dead Sea needed documentation came from Noam Bedein & Ari Leon Fruchter. Noam is a photojournalist who founded the media center in Sderot and has been capturing the Dead Sea through time-lapse photography for the past 4 years.  Ari Leon Fruchter is an ex-fashion entrepreneur and art collector whose family is amongst the founders of the Israel Museum.

Photos of the Dead Sea (Credit Noam Bedein)

“This April would have marked 4 years since I began documenting the Dead Sea with time-lapse photography,” says Bedein.  “I have led and promoted hundreds of eco-boat tours on the Dead Sea, showing the dramatic changes as well as the magic and beauty of our World Wonder.  Unfortunately, the Coronavirus crisis has prevented me from returning and documenting the on-going changes of the Dead Sea. This is our unique chance to show our appreciation to our surrounding nature and the environment that has, many times, been forgotten. “

Photos of the Dead Sea (Credit Noam Bedein)

“It saddens me to see the Dead Sea disappearing,” says Fruchter.  “So, what we want to do is to preserve what we have today for future generations to cherish.  My journey with the Dead Sea began 9 years ago when I brought the artist Spencer Tunick to Israel. The resulting art installation included 1,200 participants floating naked at the Dead Sea. My latest dream is to build a physical Museum at the Dead Sea, but with the Coronavirus pandemic, I have turned these efforts towards developing a virtual museum of art. The International Dead Sea Photo Competition is a great way to allow the public to be a part of this initiative.”

Photos of the Dead Sea (Credit Noam Bedein)

Share your favorite photos HERE till May 21st, 2020 with cash & prizes worth $6K. Winners will be announced on September 16th at a press conference and exhibition at the Dead Sea.

Judges include Spencer Tunick, Roie Galitz, Casey Kelbough, and Keren Bar Gil.

Photo source: https://www.instagram.com/noam_bedein_dead_sea/

Photos of the Dead Sea (Credit Noam Bedein)

 

Photos of the Dead Sea (Credit Noam Bedein)

 

Photos of the Dead Sea (Credit Noam Bedein)

 

Photos of the Dead Sea (Credit Noam Bedein)

 

Photos of the Dead Sea (Credit Noam Bedein)

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