If there’s a place I’m not returning to weekly, it’s totally different. You see the changes over the course of weeks or even days… If we don’t do something now, the next generation is not going to have a Dead Sea. By the year 2050, there will be a pool of salt.
- Noam Bedein, Storytelling Photographer
Once you see these pictures, you get this smack in the head of understanding. Just six months and it went down this much? Only by showing it visually will people understand what it means when we say that “the Dead Sea is drying out”
I’m really capturing these treasures of the Dead Sea, all these unique formations coming out while documenting the water level going down
These layers of salt have been here for hundreds of years. When the water level goes down, these colorful swirls become brittle salt formations. Eventually, the salt is covered with desert dust, and it blends into the mud
This is beauty, and it’s disappearing. I try to look at it positively, and connect people visually. I have to show this beauty and the true magic that is disappearing very fast in front of our eyes
As a photographer, I’m particularly intrigued by the swirls of colors the water uncovers, alternating layers of salt and mineral and dirt that look like eddies of brilliant acrylic paint slathered on the ground and rocks
We’re seeing the Dead Sea like never before on this boat. We’re discovering these newborn beaches, we are the first people in history setting foot on all these alien-looking beaches…