A view of the land through the lens of Birthright
New Knesset exhibit displays photographs by participants in young Jews’ Israel experience program
They’re usually traipsing around the country, climbing mountains, visiting museums and experiencing Israel for the first time. Now the moment has arrived to see how Taglit-Birthright participants really view Israel, with “Through the Lens,” the organization’s first formal exhibition of photographs by Birthright alumni.
Formally opened on Wednesday at the Knesset — where the exhibit will be on display through January 26 — more than 350,000 Birthright alumni from 64 countries were eligible to enter the photography competition, and 20 photos were selected out of more than 3,500 that were submitted.
The winners were chosen by a panel of judges, and reflect the varied lenses through which Birthright travelers experience Israel over the course of their 10-day trip.
Broken down into categories, including Best in Show International, Best in Show US, as well as food and drink, logos and brands, city and landscape, black-and-white, action and bus and group, the following is a selection of what’s currently being shown in the Knesset gallery.
The exhibition will be on display at the Knesset through January 26, 2014.
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