TITLE: "Dead Land"
The series “Dead Land” was taken on the shores of the dead sea (israel) where
many sinkholes are created almost every day. The eria 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… I took all the images with a drone.
The Dead Sea has lost a third of its surface area since 1960, receding by about a
meter every year. there are now thousands of sinkholes all around the shores of the
Dead Sea, i took this series with a drone using the first rays of the morning's light to
announce the strong shapes and reach shades of grays creating this sad but
powerful abstract “paintings”
each time my drone is flying above those
sinkholes, I feel the power and sadness of mother earth.
AUTHOR: Sharon Tribelsky (Israel)
My name is Sharon Tribelsky.
I am an Israeli photographer, born in 1960 and am married with 3 children, living on Kibbutz Bet 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 my release from 3-years of army service and a further 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 a photography studio in my kibbutz.
Today I am a freelancer and take photographs mainly of nature and views. I live in Kibbutz Bet Zera which is in the Jordan Valley and within walking distance of the Kinneret (The Sea of Galilee)
I have been taking photographs of the Kinneret for over 20 years – both black/white and colour.
The lake has magical and mysterious qualities which have always attracted me to it and to which I find myself returning time and time again.
Maybe it is the light and the surrounding views of the beautiful Jordan Valley or maybe it is the ancient Jewish and Christian history that the whole area is steeped in and that so many sites in the area are connected to.
I love to take photographs in the magical hours of the twilight and the dusk and also just before and during the dawn. I find that when there is very little light in the sky, the low angle of the sun's rays creates a special mysterious atmosphere – both on the water
and in the sky.
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