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Bronze 2022 Editorial / Environmental

Dead Land

  • Photographer
    Sharon Tribelsky
  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial / Environmental

The series “Dead Land” was taken on the shores of the dead sea (Israel) where many sinkholes are created almost every day. The area is very dangerous. There are thousands of small and big holes in the ground, sometimes filled with water and minerals, or just empty and deep… it's all happening as a result of drying the sea and producing salt out of the water. all this process is man-made, we are destroying nature and living disasters for the next generations. The Dead Sea has lost a third of its surface area since 1960, receding by about a meter every year. I took this series at the dead sea.

My name is Sharon Tribelsky. I am an Israeli photographer, born in 1960 and am married with 3 children, living on Kibbutz Beit Zera which is in the Jordan Valley. I graduated four years of photography studies from Canada Wizo College in Haifa. My love of photography began after 3 years of extensive travel around the world, at the end of which I decided to take my hobby seriously and study the subject at college, knowing then that it would always be a part of my life. For a period of fifteen years I was involved in industrial and commercial photography and also managed an industrial commercial